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President Weah breaks ground for construction of 48 inch diameter pipeline that will supply quality water to nearly one million residents of greater Monrovia.
Liberia President has break ground for the construction of 48 inch diameter pipeline. The project is aimed at migrating water challenges in the nation.
According to reports, the dam will be constructed in between the dam of the Mount Coffee Hydro-power Plant, and the White Plains Water Treatment Plant.
These 48-inch pipeline is part of the energy project under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact. It will improve the reliability and quality of the water supply to nearly one million residents of greater Monrovia. As well as replace the original 36-inch diameter pipeline that was destroyed during the country’s civil war (1989-2003).
President Weah in his speech said the rehabilitation marks the beginning of a “life change” for the people of Liberia. That the construction of the pipeline is a clear manifestation of the government partners’ commitment to ensuring that our national development plan strategy is realized.
Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) Managing Director, Duannah Kamara said “We are deeply grateful for the strong support of the United States Government and relevant agencies for this project.”
This project will save LWSC US$780,000 a year in electricity costs to pump water to its treatment plant. According to Kamara, the project will primarily benefit the people of Monrovia while providing the reliability and quality of affordable, and safe drinking water to all Liberians. It will also reduce the consumption of energy and water treatment chemicals in the nation.
Truth be told, the project will definitely be of great benefits but will the government be able to have a hitch free construction process?