Gov’t Earmarks Key Projects In First Year
– Min. Nagbe
Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe has disclosed that the government of President George Manneh Weah has earmarked several important development projects expected to begin during his first year in office.
Nagbe said President Weah has sourced funding to begin building the 12th Street-Kesselly Boulevard road which, he said, will bring relief to residents especially those in the Gardnerville belt who find it difficult to get to central town because of traffic congestion.He disclosed that the President has also secured funding to construct a bridge over the Mesurado River to link central Monrovia to Bali Island, while the Indian Government has made available funding to construct a state-of-the-art conference hall on Bali Island.
Nagbe, according to media reports, said due to the importance that the President attaches to the development of the island, companies and institutions have begun to express interest in constructing facilities on the Island.
According to him, the President hopes to transform the island into a touristic site, thereby adding value to the beautification of Monrovia.
Nagbe indicated that a high-power government delegation is in Hong Kong to negotiate for funding for the construction of the Buchanan-Harper coastal road project.
Other projects, according to Minister Nagbe, include the pavement of the Madina-Robertsport road in Grand Cape Mount County which has suitable tourist attractions. LINA FLK/WSG/PTK