The Inquirer (Monrovia)

18 June 2014

Liberia: GOL, World Bank Break Ground for HFO Project

The Government of Liberia (GOL) and the World Bank have broken grounds for 10 Megawatts Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Power Plant project. The ground breaking ceremony took place yesterday at the Liberia Electricity Corporation sub-office on the Bushrod Island.

World Bank's Country Manager, Madam Inguna Dobraja, disclosed that the Bank has made significant contribution and has pumped US$252m in the Energy Sector.

Madam Dobraja said the Energy Sector is the key to development in any country and serves as a tool of transformation.

She lauded the contractors executing the project and the Management of Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for the progress being made at the corporation's Bushrod Island facility.

Lands Mines and Energy Minister, Patrick Sendolo, said the Management of LEC has built a strong partnership with the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy in the country and things are on course as efforts are being made to improve the Energy Sector.

For his part, the Deputy Chief Executive Director for Planning at the LEC, Mr. Joseph T. Mayah, has commended the Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy and the World Bank for the project.

The 10 Megawatts of power is being constructed through a grant aid from the people of Japan as a token of friendship between Liberia and Japan.

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