|Roads Rehabilitation Work Well On Course|
|Published on March 14, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
The Ministry of Public Works, headed by Minister, Loseni Dunzo has successfully launched the program to recondition Primary and Secondary roads and renovate Public Buildings throughout the country in accordance with the Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Currently, Minister Dunzo has deployed Resident Engineers in the 15 counties to supervise the rehabilitation and renovation of Public Buildings, Drainage Channels and Roads in collaboration with Donor Partners.
The road rehabilitation program is being supported by several International Partners including USAID, UNMIL, UNDP, World Bank, and other International and local partners.
Ongoing projects include, the renovation of the MPW Central Offices, Monrovia—Buchanan Road Corridor, the renovation of KRTTI and ZRTTI, The rehabilitation of the Gbarnga -Zorzor—Voinjama highway, Ganta –Tappita—Zwedru, Zwedru—Fish Town—Pleebo-Barclayville, Buchanan—Cesstos—Greenville road among others.
Recently, Public Works Minister, Loseni Dunzo visited three Counties to access the level of ongoing works. Minister Dunzo and Delegation visited Bong, Nimba and Lofa Counties, where the Liberian Chief Engineer supervised the ongoing road works for four days.
During interaction with the three Resident Engineers, Emerlus Toliver of Bong, Joseph Varpond of Nimba and Seth Quaye of Lofa, the Public Works Minister challenged the Engineers to ensure that roads in their respective counties are assessable by motorists during the rainy season.
Minister Dunzo commended the engineers for the level of progress on the ongoing works and urged them to double their efforts to complete their projects respectively. He reminded them that the Ministry is expected to reconstruct at least seven miles of roads in each of the 15 counties as part of government’s dry season deliverables.
Meanwhile, Minister Dunzo has disclosed that road works on the Gbanga-Zorzor-Voinjama highway are nearing completion, which according to him will enhance the smooth travel of all those traveling to Voinjama.
He further disclosed that reconstruction works on the Gbakedu road, recently awarded to a Contactor will be completed soon.
President Sirleaf is expected to dedicate several projects during her pending visit to Lofa.