President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has dedicated a number of projects at the Port of Greenville, Sinoe County, during her recent tour of the two southeastern counties that co-hosted the just ended July 26 Independence celebrations.
Speaking with reporters on July 23 after the dedication of projects at the Greenville port, Acting National Port Authority Managing Director, Mr. David Williams named a high concrete fence, a CCTV Room covering the overview of the entire port and a warehouse to be utilized by Malaysian oil palm concession company Golden Veroleum Liberia and other users of the port.
President Sirleaf also dedicated a guest house and a security assembly point with the Port of Greenville, while being led on a guided tour by the NPA authorities who were also in Sinoe for activities leading to the Independence Day celebration.
Mr. Williams told reporters after the dedicatory exercise by President Sirleaf, that the commercial traffic is picking up gradually at the Port of Greenville, saying just within a month, the port had 30,000 kilometers of logs shipped out of the port.
He also expects an increase in traffic because a lot of potential investors have expressed interest to bring in cargo to the Port of Greenville.
“We expect the traffic to increase because lot of potential investors have expressed interest in the Port of Greenville; cargo coming in through the Port of Greenville have since shift from Monrovia to the Port of Greenville,” he said.
He emphasized that the Port of Greenville has undergone construction, with warehouse, CCTV, guest house for dignitaries, guest and employees, a renovated two-storey building, a conference room and a canteen for port users and port personnel, among others.
He said about $400,000 was spent on the work at the Port of Greenville. By Winston W. Parley – Editing by Jonathan Browne