The UNMIL Chinese contingent turned over a parcel of land to the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to enable the company expand its power generation capacity.
The parcel of land is situated on the Bushrod Island, just behind the LEC power plant. It has been used by the UNMIL Chinese contingent since they arrived in Liberia on peace keeping duty.
The land which originally belongs to the LEC is turned over at the time when the Management of LEC is expanding its power generation capacity from 22 Megawatts of installed generation to 48 Megawatts.
Turning over the land on behalf of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Mr. Hubert H. Price thank the Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for allowing the UNMIL Chinese contingent to use this parcel of land for peace keeping purposes.
He expressed delight that the land was turned over at a time when the LEC has ambitious plans to expand its network and provide electricity supply to Liberians.
For his part, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) Mr. Curtis Lavallee thanked the UNMIL Chinese contingent on behalf of the board, management and staff of the LEC for their role in maintaining the peace in Liberia. Mr. Lavalee said he was happy that the land was well maintained and thanked the Chinese contingent for their assistance over the years.-Press Release