Jupiter Construction has finally completed the construction of the Timbo River Bridge between River Cess and Grand Bassa Counties. But will not be commissioned until August 15, 2019, according to Floyd Thomas, Jupiter Construction’s Chief Executive Officer.
Commuters travelling through River Cess to reach the southeast have received assurance from the company constructing the Timbo River Bridge that the bridge will be commissioned by July 26, 2019.
Monie Captan, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia, says the Liberia Electricity Corporation is losing 62 percent of its revenues to power theft, amounting to US$4.26 million monthly.
Efforts to reconstruct the damaged bridge leading to Grand Bassa Community College appear to have suffered a setback as Sen. Jonathan Kaipay has announced that the US$350,000 set aside by USAID to assist the government in constructing the bridge has been diverted to another project.
River Cess residents are feeling the economic pinch caused by the cutting off of the county’s connection with Grand Bassa.
The detour bridge meant to be used as an alternative route to cross the Timbo River was washed away on Saturday night as a result of heavy rains, cutting off the major connection to the southeast.
On Wednesday, May 1, the Liberia Electricity Corporation broke grounds in Schiefflin, Margibi for a US$31.8 million project to electrify communities along the Monrovia to Roberts International Airport corridor.
After a few months of being at a standstill, the Fairground Road construction has resumed in Buchanan.