Plans underway for the construction of a fishing port in Buchanan city as delegates arrives Liberia
Fishery is part of Liberian way of getting funds but over the last years the nation has loss huge revenues. This is because the nation does not have a good place to store its fish. Meanwhile, it is due to the fact that Liberia fishing pier lacks the capacity to take in more vessels.
Therefore, as a means to ensure there is improvement, the nation has partner with Japan to help solve the problem facing their fisheries sector. The aim of the partnership is to have japan reform the sector and also build fishing port. The delegates will be guest to the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA)
As part of the plans, two delegate from japan arrived Liberia to discuss possible ways. The delegate will carry out a three-day visit of major fishing communities in Buchanan city. Meanwhile, the tour will aim at conducting a feasibility study for the construction of a fishing port in Buchanan city.
Head of delegation, Dr. Naohiko Watanuki said ”His government is interested in exploring the possibility of motorized fishing boats. He also said it will help give local fishermen an advantage as per the normal paddling canoes.”
The deal will also strengthen both national bilateral relations as well as exploring investment opportunities. It will also include talks of establishing a manufacturing company for fibroid glass boat. This will aim to help the local fishermen.
Director General of NaFAA, Madam Emma Metieh-Glassco said they are really excited at the prospect of constructing a port. She also said ask that the port have the same replica as the one in Lome, Togo.
The NaFAA boss said Buchanan city is the best because it has the second largest coastal county in the country. She also said it its a city with a total of twenty-two fishing communities that understood the fishery sector in Liberia.