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Weah breaks ground today for 4-Lane RIA highway

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The Government of Liberia is expected to break ground today, for a four-lane road alone the Robert International Airport highway in Margibi County.

Presidential Press Secretary, I. Solo Kelgbeh, says expansion and construction works on the ELWA Junction-RIA route, have been called to action by President George Weah.
He says details of the lifespan and cost of the project will be disclosed during the groundbreaking ceremony today.

Speaking to reporters, he says President Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, together with other officials of government are expected to arrive at 12:00 noon for the ceremony inside the RIA.

The Minister of Public Works Mobutu Nyenpan had said, funding for the project is a combination of both domestic resources from government and financial assistance from international partners through the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund.

Improving the highway has been one endeavor citizens have longed for, owing to the value of that road which primarily links the country to the rest of the world via the international airport.

As a result of its deplorable condition, the RIA Highway has experienced motor accidents, leading to many casualties.

President Weah had since instructed Minister Nyenpan to oversee a light demolition which is like being discrete so as not just to save government money, but to bring relief to folks whose structures may fall within the constructional demarcation.

The 44-kilometer highway currently has two opposite lanes, which drivers, commuters and pedestrians lament pose risk to lives due to its busy nature.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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