-Says Public Works Minister Coker-Collins

The government-run Liberia News Agency (LINA) is reporting that as President George M. Weah’s eyes are fixated on road connectivity across Liberia as a top priority, the Government through the Ministry of Public Works has disclosed that works on the most-talked-about overhead bridge around the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town outside Monrovia, will commence early October this year.

Making the disclosure during the Ministry of Information regular press briefing recently, acting Public Works Minister Madam Ruth Coker Collins said the China Railway in collaboration with the ministry have already approved the contract for construction of the two-kilometer overhead bridge to SKD Boulevard, Somalia Drive halfway and the Ministerial Complex in Monrovia.

Madam Collins, who presented through Microsoft PowerPoint, said the Governments of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China have completed a US$20 million road construction agreement to rehabilitate the four lanes and 45 kilometers road connecting the ELWA Junction and the Roberts International Halfway in Margibi County.

She said there are several road projects ongoing across the country under President George M. Weah-led administration.

“And besides the numerous road construction processes in Monrovia, several other road networks are currently being undertaken across other counties,” Madam Collins asserted.

At the same time, Minister Collins said, because of the rainy season, there has been a temporary slowdown of projects, including the RIA rehabilitation project, adding: “But the government is still committed to this project.”

The Works Minister also noted that the China Railway Civil Works Engineering Construction Company and other civil works engineering companies are combining to have the work completed as scheduled.

She also reaffirmed that President Weah is committed to leave no stone untouched in terms of road connectivity across Liberia as well as other social development initiatives.

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