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GOL Signs Urban Mobility Public Transport Feasibility Contract

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MONROVIA: The Press and Public Affairs Department of the Ministry of Transport has disclosed that the Minister of Transport Mr. Samuel A. Wlue and the Minister of Public Works Madam Ruth Coker Collins have signed an Urban Mobility Public Transport Feasibility Contract on behalf of the Liberian Government with the Maritime Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) based in the Netherlands to conduct study on the Du and the Messurado Rivers.

According to the Transport Ministry’s Press Release issued over the weekend under the signature of its Director, Mr. Lemuel O. Kleeme, the aimed of the Urban Mobility Public Transport Feasibility Contract is to establish waterways transport service delivery as an alternative mode of transportation of people, goods and services as well as to decongest traffic in and around Monrovia.

According to the released, the signing ceremony took place in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Transport at the corner Carey/Warren Streets in Central Monrovia recently.

The release quotes Minister Wlue during the signing ceremony as saying that, the idea to initiate the project by the Liberian Government comes in the wake of his visit with President George M. Weah to the Republic of Ivory Coast in 2018 during which he engaged the African Development Bank (AfDB) for support to partner the Ministry of Public Works for technical planning.

The release further that, Minister Wlue expressed special thanks to the AfDB and the Public Works Consultants for their unfurnishing support and the level work done thus far.

The release indicated that Public Works Minister Madam Ruth Coker Collins also during the signing ceremony lauded Minister Wlue for inception of the project and the joint efforts gear towards transforming the transportation sector of Liberia.

The feasibility study with support from the AfDB is expected to begin in September 2022 by the Maritime Transport Business Solutions and is also expected to last for six months, the release concluded.

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