More on the Duo Highway Assessment


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Following the assessment of the nearly 30 kilometer road, the team also took a critical look at the St. John bridge near Duo Town, linking Nimba and Bong counties. Like I have always done, I used the occasion to reiterate the need for Arcelor Mittal to change the surface of the bridge from wood to steel plates or concrete. This was the second time the road has been assessed under my auspesces since my incumbency as Representative of the District. The first was mid-way into my first term when I bring the then Director General of the National Bureau of Concession, Ms. Siata Bishops. But the road could not be rehabilitated by Arcelor Mittal because it was not included in the Mineral Development Agreement between the Government and Mittal. This current assessment was intended to facilitate the personal intervention of my office in order to prevent the road being cut off during the rain as if has suffered a protracted period of abandonment. The team did two types of assessment. One was a thorough technical assessment with the hope of creating a comprehensive data base that could be used for long-term reconstruction of the road. The second was a rough identification of critical spots aimed at immediate QUICK IMPACT intervention by my office, in collaboration with any partners. At the end of the tour, I spoke with a team of journalist in Bunadin headquarters.