Prez. Weah Meets Chinese Delegation, Eyes Construction of Overhead Bridges

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President Weah, along with State and Finance Ministers, poses with Chinese Delegation

President George Weah yesterday met with a high-powered delegation of the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that paid a courtesy call on him at his Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Monrovia, an Executive Mansion release has said.

According to the release, the PRC’s delegation is in the country to commence preparatory work in order to construct overhead bridges at two strategic locations in Monrovia, as well as the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town and the S.K.D. Boulevard Junction.

At the meeting, which took place on Tuesday, July 10, President Weah welcomed the Chinese delegation to Liberia, and used the occasion to commend the PRC for responding to his call to construct the bridges.

“The construction of the bridges, which is part of President Weah’s commitment to reshape the structural outlook of Monrovia, will greatly mitigate the growing traffic situation along the Tubman Boulevard axis,” the release said.

In a related development, President Weah yesterday signed into law the “Historic Deed” to the slum community of West Point, to transform the township into a modern community.

The Deed, otherwise referred to as the “Development Grant,” was presented to President Weah in June this year for his signature, following the conduct of multiple surveys involving the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and other government agencies.

President Weah has turned over the Deed to the National Housing Authority (NHA) in preparation for the construction of approximately 2,000 modern homes in West Point to replace existing outmoded structures.

Meanwhile, the first phase for the upgrading cum transformation of the slum community is expected to commence “soon” with the construction of an Ocean Defense System to protect the land from erosion.

The National Housing Authority is working along with more than 12 government agencies, non-governmental organizations and the township leadership on the upgrading process.

West Point has been an epicenter of a troubling sea erosion over the past years that have left thousands of residents homeless.

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