JICA To Resume Work On LEC Plant

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Acting Japanese Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin has disclosed a request from Liberia to consider the return of contractors to resume work on the 10 megawatt power plant for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).

Minister Shoniyin made the statement when Liberia and Japan signed on Monday, May 18, in Monrovia a Non-Project Grant Aid valued at US$4.2 million for economic and social development.

According to a release from the Foreign Ministry, it was also revealed that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will resume work officially next month in Liberia.

Japanese contractors working on the Somalia Drive and the 10 megawatt energy station are also expected to resume work after a ceremony to be held in June at the Ministry of Public Works where JICA has its offices, the release noted.

Japanese technicians and JICA staff left the country last year in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak.

With the declaration of Liberia as Ebola-free by the World Health Organization, many expatriates who left the country are now returning to resume activities.