The NEWS (Monrovia)

4 February 2013

Liberia: Istanbul City Mayor Commits 15 Buses to Liberia

The City Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, has promised to provide 15 buses through the National Investment Commission.

Mayor Kadir Marinescu also promised to provide two dump-trucks and a sewer truck to the City of Monrovia.

Mayor Marinescu said the commitment was Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's way of identifying with local governments in Liberia.

Mayor Marinescu recalled that the Turkish government donated a modern sewer truck to Liberia several years ago.

He said Turkey and Liberia have enjoyed cordial relationship over the years and hopes to further strengthen ties with the local governments in Liberia.

Mayor Marinescu lauded the Monrovia City Government for its effort to keep the city clean and green. He promised to support the City of Monrovia in its quest for development.

For her part, acting Monrovia City Mayor Mary Broh praised Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for making such commitment.

Madam Broh promised to use the vehicles when received for the intended purpose to ensure that Monrovia is cleaned and green.

The Chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC) who initiated the commitment during his recent visit to Turkey commended the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for living up to its commitment.

He called on Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to support other cities in Liberia as they are also in need of support to enhance their work.

The NIC boss said Liberia is opened to investment opportunities and called on Mayor Marinescu to attract Turkish investors to Liberia.

During the brief ceremony, a letter of intent was signed between Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the Liberian local government municipalities.

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