The Ministry of Public Works has embarked on the pavement of streets in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County.
In an interview with the Liberia News Agency in the county over the weekend, Mr. Morris Kaizolu, head of the team at the Ministry of Public Works, said the project is fully sponsored by the Government of Liberia.
Kaizolu said the road project in Bopolu City is part of several road projects the government is implementing under its street pavement project in various county capitals across the country.
According to Kaizolu, Bopolu in Gbarpolu County is among the first three capital cities selected to benefit from the pavement of streets under Phase One of the project.
He named Montserrado, Grand Kru and Gbarpolu as counties that have been targeted for Phase One of the road project.
These projects are expected to be completed within a six month period, Kaizolu pointed out, adding that thereafter phase two of the project will start.
“Bomi, River Gee and Lofa Counties have been selected to benefit from the second phase of the project,” he disclosed.
Even though the total cost attached to Phase One of the project was not disclosed, the funding for the project has already been set aside by government, he further disclosed.
The head of the team, Kaizolu said the road pavement project will create short term employment for citizens of the county.
He told newsmen that close to 25 persons are expected to be employed to assist with the pavement of the roads in Bopolu City.
It can be recalled that in his Second State of the Nation Address in January, President George Manneh Weah disclosed that the pavement of streets in the various county capitals was expected to kick off shortly.
The President indicated that the construction of roads remains a key focus of his government, saying he will ensure that he connects the remote parts across the country by roads.