The Vice President said the ongoing construction project when completed will give the Freeport of Monrovia a facelift and help improve the general working environment.
VP Boakai made the comments Tuesday, September 13, 2016, during a visit to access rehabilitation work by the ADI Contractors in Monrovia.
ADI Contractors was selected among 14 companies after a competitive bidding process by the National Port Authority and the Public Procurement Concession Commission early this year to revamp facilities at the Port.
ADI Contractors Project Site Manager Forh Nimely said the project has advanced over 22 percent with nearly all of the materials, including light poles on hand in Monrovia for the full implementation of the project.
Nimely said since the signing of the agreement between ADI Contractors and Liberian Government authorities, followed by immediate clearing and landscaping, the project has employed nearly 100 Liberians and as the project advances more young people are expected to be employed.
Also speaking, NPA authorities noted with satisfaction the progress of the rehabilitation work by the ADI Contractors and expressed optimism that following its completion the new facilities would improve the working environment and accelerate economic activities at the Freeport of Monrovia.
There are several projects currently ongoing within the Freeport of Monrovia which is the Gateway to Liberia’s economy; some of which include the construction of APM terminal containers park and the construction of a multipurpose administrative building within the Freeport of Monrovia.
The projects, according to NPA authority, are expected to be completed in May 2017 as part of government’s efforts to rebuild the infrastructures that were damaged by the 14 years of civil unrest.