14 November 2012

Liberia: SSF Improves Marshall Road

SSF Entrepreneur Incorporated, a Liberian road construction company, has embarked upon the upgrading of a 21-kilometer stretch of road connecting the historic city of Marshall where the Liberia Maritime Authority has planned to build its proposed headquarters.

The contract for the pavement of the road was awarded to the company by the government through the Ministry of Public works in collaboration with the Liberia Maritime Authority.

The awarding of the contract was done through an established guideline enshrined in the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) Procedural system, set for the awarding of concessions within the confine of the law to international best practice.

According to SSF management, in order to carry out the timely pavement of road, it is currently working around the clock with professional team of engineers.

“We are tackling the construction of the road in a way that at the end of the dry season the paving process will have been done to an acceptable extent,” the Company told The Analyst.

A management representative said the company’s target was aimed at guaranteeing that at the end of the dry season the binder-course and the final asphalt layer over the stretch of the 21 kilometers would be set for completion.

Management said earth-moving equipment have been mobilized to ensure effective work. It indicated that technical issues were as well being comprehensively handled to avoid any blunders.

In a brief chat with this paper, SSF’s CEO Mr. Shawki Fawaz acknowledged the importance of the project, adding that his company would ensure its timely implementation.

He promised that SSF would do all that is required to carry out quality work on the road, saying being a Liberian company, its priority is always to make a difference in the road construction program process of the country.

Works Minister Samuel Kofi Woods who recently visited the project site told reporters that the pavement of Marshall road was in furtherance of the commitment of government to improving the road network of Liberia.

He said with the completion of the road, maritime activities in Marshall would be enhanced with multiplying effect economic initiatives among the residents.

He praised SSF for the level of work done thus far on the road and urged it to redouble its efforts to carry out the implementation of the project on time.

Apart from the Marshall project the Works Minister acknowledged that SSF is carrying out the implementation of several other critical road projects in Monrovia and its environs. But he stated that those projects were government initiatives and all geared towards the revitalization of the country’s road network.

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