Engineers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have disclosed plans to effect several reconstruction works in Bong County, Central Liberia. Major Joshua T. Gayflor, Commander of the First Engineering Company, made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, when he briefed the Honorable Minister of National Defense and his entourage at the Tubman Military Barracks in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Military engineers all over the world are tasked with the wartime role of mobility, counter mobility and survivability in support of all other arms of the armed forces. In peacetime, they are actively involved in increasing infrastructure and national development. Accordingly, since its activation in 2007, the First Engineering Company has continuously supported other arms of the AFL and the Government of Liberia in infrastructural development.
In his brief to National Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., Major Gayflor revealed that engineers of the AFL are expected shortly to carry out the rehabilitation of a 1.8 kilometers stretch of road leading to the Gbarnga Ebola Treatment Unit.
Also, the AFL have been tasked to carry out immediate intervention in the reconditioning of the approximately three(3) kilometers by twelve (12) meter wide stretch of road that passes through central Gbarnga, particularly commencing from the intersection of the Gbarnga Administrative Building, northward towards Ganta City.
The AFL Engineers have further completed architectural plans and material estimate for the reconstruction of Camp VI, formerly occupied by units of the Bangladeshi Peacekeepers serving in Gbarnga. The Camp VI rehabilitation, when completed will cater for troops accommodation, office and recreational building as well as an equipment and motor bay for the recently acquired equipment and plants from the People’s Republic of China.
It can be recalled that the Engineering Company of the AFL has been actively involved in civil related works to include the rehabilitation of several bridges in the Todee District, the construction of the EBK (Edward Binyah Kesselly) Clinic Extension and the boathouse construction in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
Additionally, the Company has being involved in numerous humanitarian assistance projects in conjunction with the embassy of the United States of America. Presently the AFL Engineers are playing lead role in partnership with their counterparts from the United States of America in constructing seventeen (17) Ebola Treatment Centers around Liberia.