Liberia: “Completion of Fish Town-Harper Road Phase One Spurring Development”- Acting Public Works Minister Ruth Coker

Harper, Maryland County – Acting Public Works Minister Ruth Coker has hailed the completion of phase one of the Fish Town- Harper Road in southeastern Liberia, saying it is “contributing greatly to the growth and development of the region.”Phase one of the Fish Town-Harper Road project covers the 50 kilometers Harper to Karloken stretch and the 16 kilometers Harper Junction to Cavalla Customs road. According to her, the Fish Town Harper Road Project is part of the 510km road linking Ganta to Harper as part of the Trans West African Highway (Lagos – Nouakchott), and it seeks to improve roads connectivity, to reduce travel time, cost reduction for vehicle operation and maintenance and socio-economic development, amongst others. On September 5, 2013, the Government of Liberia signed the Protocol and Loan Agreement with the African Development Bank Group to prioritize the Fish Town Harper Road Project Phase I, as well as the maintenance of the existing laterite road from Karloken to Fish Town (80km)] in order to improve major road corridors within the Southeast. Addressing President Weah, Madam Coker said during the project implementation, over 300 Liberian youths were employed by the civil works contractors and several Liberian capacities were built. She said: “Your Excellency, the Fish Town Harper Road Project Phase I also comprised of capacity building activities (Master Degree Programs: four employees of the Ministry of Public Works returned with masters in Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transport Economic & Structural Engineering.

February 26, 2021 06:22 UTC


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