-Signs Additional US$46million
President George Weah Dedicates Phase One of the Somalia Drive Road Project; as government signs additional US$46 million for Phase two.
The 13.2 Kilometers road reconstruction is financed through a grant assistance from the People of Japan.
Completion of the first two lanes followed a US$50 million grant agreement signed between the governments of Liberia and Japan in 2014.
The reconstruction of the road will now reduce huge traffic congestion on the Somalia Drive.
Over 300, 000 inhabitants out of Monrovia’s 1.2 Million populations will benefit from this project.
The Government of Liberia has also signed a US$46 Million grant to finance additional two lanes of the Somalia Drive Road.
President George Weah speaking at the dedication ceremony said the road when completed will be named “Japan Freeway” as part of the grant requirements.
President Weah noted that the name “Japan Freeway “is also gear towards recognizing the tremendous contributions of the Japanese Government to the infrastructure development of Liberia.
He said Japan has over the years proven to be a strong partner to Liberia’s growth. President Weah pointed out that the reconstruction of the road will foster economic activities among other things. The Liberian leader noted that his government remains committed to improving the infrastructure of the Country.