Actg Minister Collins Happy with Gbarnga-Salayea Road Project

The Minister of Public Works Designate, Madam Ruth Coker-Collins said she is highly impressed with the level of works being done thus far on the Gbarnga-Salayea Road Project and commended the contractors handling the project, China Henan International Corporation Group(CHICO) , promising to pay regular visitation to the site so as to ensure that the project is completed in record time with respect to the deadline set for completion.

According to a release from the Ministry of Public Works, Acting Minister Collins made the statement when she paid an unannounced visit at the project site and held discussion with staff on duty after inspecting various segments of the road with staff of CHICO taking her around the project site.

Her statement was predicated upon the level of work done by the company-China Henan International Cooperation Group(CHICO) and a briefing done by the Chief Engineer of the project,  madam  Memuna Jalloh.

Briefing the Acting Minister, the Chief Engineer of the project, Madam Memuna Jalloh said out of the total 81 kilometers, her team has completed 32Km of the road and that is now ready for asphalt pavement in keeping with meeting the project deadline.

Jalloh said all  was  now set to accelerate the effort and push towards the pavement between Bong and Lofa County to meet the deadline. According to her, out of the total 81 Kilometers, her team has completed 32Km of road that is now ready for asphalt pavement in keeping with meeting the project deadline.

“We have done 32Km of road that is ready to receive the Base course we have started; and now we have done 4Km of Base course work,” madam Jalloh  told Minister Coker-Collins.

The elated hard working Acting Minister in response said succinctly, “With the level of work I am seeing, I am impressed and will always visit the site after every two weeks to ensure the project meets the deadline date,” Minister Coker-Collins said. 

“We want to tell this minister thank you for coming here to see the work. That is the way a good Public works minister should be. Do not sit down in the office and wait for a report from your field officers. Sometimes, they can lie. But the way she is here is good,” Eugene  Flomo, an elder in the town said.

 The Gbarnga-Salayea road project is one of the major road projects currently being overseen by the Weah-led administration

The contract was signed on December 15, 2017 by the Liberian government and the Saudi Services in collaboration with TSC Engineering and Construction Consultants to enhance road connectivity in the country and reduce transportation difficulty in Liberia.

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