The Government of Liberia (GOL) has allotted One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States (US$150,000) for the ongoing sea erosion project in the Borough of New Keu Town, Montserrado County Electoral District #16.
Deputy Lands, Mines and Energy Minister for Planning and Human Resource Development, Stephen B. Dorbor, Sr. made the disclosure in an interview with The New Dawn on Wednesday, 21 June in Monrovia.
He says the allotment is in addition to US$100,000 the government earlier provided to jump-start the threatening sea erosion in the borough. The Deputy Lands, Mines and Energy Minister also discloses that government is doing everything humanly possible to cover at least 300 meters of the sea.
According to Dorbor, the Ministry had initially earmarked US$1.2M for the project from which US$500,000 was allotted for execution. He reveals that the US$150,000 allotted is being taken from the US$500,000 set aside in the budget for the erosion project.
He says presently, the Ministry is at the verge of concluding the procurement process through the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) to continue work on the project.
Mr. Dorbor further discloses that Global Development Fund has agreed to contribute US$1.2M for the erosion project as the government’s initiative ends. He notes that in the future, those residing alone the coastal line in the electoral district may be relocated elsewhere to avoid construction of houses and disposal of wastes in the sea.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne