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Sierra Leone News: President Bio commissions Bo-Matru Road

President Julius Maada Bio on Friday 8 June 2018, commissioned the Bo – Mattru Jong Road, which was undeniably one of the most deplorable roads in the country. The ceremony was held at the First Tricon works yard along Bo –Kenema highway. The session also saw the commissioning of plants and machinery of the First Tricon company.
The Executive Chairman of the First Tricon Company, Remy Olumuyiwa, said his company is well equipped with modern technology and machines to compete anywhere in the world. He recognized Ecobank as one of the financiers of the company and for always standing with the firm in times of need. He furthered that its time when Africa must say no to substandard work and services. He noted the company is determined to deliver the road work on time and with the best of quality.
“We have 21 Caterpillar machines, two bulldozers, six excavators 330 -320 machines. We have CX 54B compactors, CW 16 pneumatic rollers, graders, state of the art Caterpillars, we have invested in 40 to 50 standard trucks and many more,” the Chair said.
The Minister of Works and Public Assets, Raymond de’ Souza George, said the government will continue to construct, rehabilitate and maintain all the roads in the country. The Minister confirmed that the Sierra Leone Roads Authority [SLRA] will monitor and ensure a quality job.
The road contract includes the Bo – Mattru, Moyamba – Shenge and Pujehun Gbodapi Roads, which includes almost 182 kilometres of road. Phase one will target the Bo – Mattru Road which is 78.9 kilometres and will cost $72 million USD. The project is expected to take four years and will include rehabilitating about 20 kilometres of feeder roads.
AB/11/6/18
By Amara Brima in Bo
Tuesday June 12, 2018.

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