Liberia is to benefit from several investments facilities as a result of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s visit to India where she is holding bilateral talks with that country’s government and other discussions aimed at contributing to Liberia’s post development initiative.
According to a dispatch from New Delhi, President Sirleaf’s visit concluded with the signing of a document called a Time Sheet agreement, between the Government of Liberia and Jindal Power Ltd. for the construction of a 175-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Liberia.
Signing on behalf of the Liberian Government in the presence of President Sirleaf and Mr. Jindal, were: Mr. Patrick Sendolo, Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy; and Ms. Ciata Bishop, Executive Director of the National Investment Commission while signing for Jindal was Mr. R.S. Sharma. The President received as a gift a model of the plant that is to be built in Liberia.
President Sirleaf and her delegation then toured the Jindal Institute of Power Technology, with the latest in high-tech on display, and students eager to learn. At the Guest House, the Liberian visitors were treated to a sumptuous lunch that included varieties of vegetarian dishes and desserts.
In her response, President Sirleaf said, “We’ve had the opportunity to look at the very modern power plant and the very modern steel plant. We’ve had the chance to go to the hospital and see the type of modern equipment and the free health services that are being rendered to the people.”