Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan has informed the House of Representatives that the government will soon pay arrears owed to Chinese construction company CHICO to allow it to continue work on the highway linking Ganta, Nimba to Harper, Maryland.
The Ministry of Public Works has begun rehabilitating a 17.5 km road from Voinjama to Jallahmai Waterside. The project is being funded by the Swedish aid agency Sida and coordinated by the county authority.
Concerned that the upcoming rainy season could make travel difficult, residents of Sinoeâ€™s Dugba River District have taken matters into their own hands and begun rehabilitation work on major roads and access paths within the district.
Compagnie Sahelienne dâ€™Entreprises, a Senegalese construction firm contracted to build the 67-kilometers Ganta-Yekepa Highway in Nimba, is planning to pave 16.5 kilometers of the project before the start of the next rainy season, Nimbaâ€™s resident engineer has disclosed.
Controversy has erupted in the Senate over President George Weahâ€™s recent groundbreaking of the RIA Highway Expansion Project. The project aims to convert the 45-km highway to the Roberts International Airport from a two-lane one to a four-lane highway.
The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia and the Ministry of Public Works have committed to coordinating their efforts to strengthen Liberiaâ€™s capacity to provide routine maintenance of paved and unpaved primary roads.
All is set for the start of construction of the coastal highway project connecting all southeastern counties with the rest of the country. This is according to recent disclosures by the Minister of Public Works, Mabutu Nyenpan, who spoke to members of the Senate Committee on Public Works.
Despite the completion of reconstruction work on the Timbo River Bridge between River Cess and Grand Bassa, the road to the southeast remains nearly impassible due to its poor condition.