Liberia: LWSR Board Chairman Conducts Facility Improvement Assessment

Monrovia – With full piped water restoration expected to reach central Monrovia and adjoining parts in a few months, the chairman of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation board said he was delighted with the “project of express pipeline construction” in progress. .

With support from the World Bank under the Liberia Urban Water Supply Project (LUWSP), the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation is constructing a 16-inch (16″) HDTE pipeline with the aim of restoring piped water in the central Monrovia and adjacent communities.

The current project is expected to resolve the long-standing construction issue on the waterlines and transmission valves which is affecting the Company’s ability to supply through existing pipeline infrastructure as well as resolve the disruption of approximately fifteen (15) years of piped water in the communities mentioned. .

Under the World Bank’s eight million (8 million) dollar LUWSP initiative, an express pipeline is nearing completion to replace the existing pipeline whose feed valves cannot be located due to construction on or along its route and a million tank facility is being constructed to supply piped water to the Paynesville Rock Hill community.

The express pipeline construction project, which is expected to be completed by August 2022, will carry water from the LWSC’s fish market gantry to its Newport Reservoir for onward supply to central Monrovia and adjacent parts.

Speaking during his tour of the pipeline construction project and other Company facilities, Bishop George D. Harris said the construction of the 16-inch (16-inch) express pipeline gives the Company the much-needed boost to strive to improve its service delivery to the people of Liberia.

“Building this pipeline gives us a greater opportunity to change the narratives of LWSC and ensure maximum productivity that affects our people and leaves a legacy for this government and our future generation”; the Chairman of the LWSC Board of Directors was noted.

According to the Chairman of the Board of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, adequate service delivery and employee welfare are essential to run an efficient company and the pipeline project will not only ensure adequate service delivery, but will increase the company’s earning capacity.

“I want to believe that this pipeline will also contribute to our revenue generation and enable us to pay our employees better and on time”; Board Chairman Harris spoke optimistically.

The Chairman of the LWSC Board then recorded his impression of the gains made to address some of the company’s challenges, noting that this requires the collective efforts of senior management and the entire workforce. working to improve public enterprise.

“When we visit these facilities, we can see for ourselves the real issues and make judgments about what decisions to make to address the challenges,” Board Chairman Harris said.

According to Bishop George D. Harris, his visit to the corporations’ Monrovia facilities is the beginning of several visits to all of its sites across the country; as this, he says, will continue to keep him informed of the situation and condition of these facilities and the well-being of the employees.

The Managing Director of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation Hon. Duannah A. Kamara who praised the World Bank for what he said was consistent support to its management team.

“We would like to thank the World Bank again for this great project”; MD Kamara added.

According to the Hon. Kamara, the World Bank has continuously provided timely support to the Liberian people through the observation of the LWSC, among others, COVID 19 support to his society.

In addition, during the Senior Management Tour, Technical Services and Administrative Assistants, Hon. MacArthur Hilton, the Hon. Moseray Momoh and Hon. Benedict Fully, Minister of Finance Development Planning Officer on the LWSC Board.

The LWSC senior management tour covered the Company’s Ducor and Newport Reservoirs, the pipeline construction routes that run from the Newport Street Reservoir to the Fish Market Gantry, the Fish Market Gantry and the Fiamah sewer plant.

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