20 November 2-13, Monrovia – The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) in collaboration with Japanese government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has begun the construction of 10 megawatt power plant.
The ceremony took place at the Bushrod Island office of the LEC.
Liberia Energy Minister, Patrick Sendolo said the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the plant is very timely, and therefore, called on the contracting company to waste no time in proceeding up with construction work.
Minister Sendolo said the power plant construction project is no longer big news for the Liberian people, but what makes news is the availability of power for public and private consumption.
He lauded the Government of Japan for the partnership and continual support to the energy sector of Liberia.
The Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Japan in Ghana, Naoto Nikai, expressed gratitude for the implementation of the power plant project.
Ambassador Nikai put the cost of the 10 megawatt power plant project at US$25 million (37million Japanese Yen).
He said the grant is in response to one of the requests made by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the Government Japan during her visit there last year.
“This project is designed to provide a combined package to meet the need in electricity and aims at creating a stable power supply system in Monrovia in order to improve the living standards of Liberians by ensuring more stable operation of public facilities, such as hospitals and schools,” Ambassador Nikai asserted.
– The Informer