The newly appointed administration of the National Port Authority (NPA) has said that a shipment of mill equipment valued at US$30 million has arrived at the Samuel A. Russ Port in Greenville, Sinoe County.
The multi-million dollar consignment of equipment, according to NPA, was shipped to Liberia by Golden Veroleum Liberia Limited (GVL) in anticipation of the construction of a Palm Oil processing plant in the southeastern region.
The equipment is also meant for the construction of a bucking station in the Greenville port facility.
An NPA press statement issued yesterday quoted GVL authorities, saying that the equipment was shipped to Liberia upon the request of Vice President Joseph Boakai when he visited GVL headquarters in Indonesia.
NPA said the first of four vessels shipping the mill equipment has already berthed and is currently being discharged at the Port of Greenville, and that additional shipments are expected to follow shortly.
The vessel was received at the Port of Greenville by a joint government delegation headed by Deputy Agriculture Minister Thomas Gbokie.
Minister Gbokie and Sinoe County Superintendent Romeo Quoi, in separate remarks at a brief ceremony held at the port, described the arrival of the equipment as “a dream come true to create more jobs that the employees would take advantage of to develop the southeastern region.”