Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the mass transformation of facilities at the Freeport of Monrovia is key to the economic development of the country.
Vice President Boakai pointed out that the Government of Liberia has been following up on the project which he described as very encouraging and lauded the good working relationship between APM Terminals and the National Port Authority, the NPA.
He made these remarks Thursday when the incoming Managing Director of APM Terminals, Mr. George G. Adjei paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Building Office.
Vice President Boakai underscored the importance of the Port of Monrovia and emphasized that the mass transformation of facilities there will result into economic prosperity for the nation.
For his part, Mr. Adjei who has served his company in several capacities before coming to Liberia thanked Vice President Boakai for the warm hospitality and disclosed that phase two of the pavement of the Monrovia terminal yard and the construction of a new head office will start in March of this year and will be completed in 23 months at the cost of 34.5 million dollars.
Mr. Adjei went on to say that his company also has interest in the development of the port of Greenville, but was awaiting official invitation from the Government of Liberian to submit a proposal, which he said is in fulfillment of a new strategy of developing multiport to handle general cargo, mineral and petroleum products as well as oil handling and storage.
He noted that his company was aware that government is under pressure to deliver on social programs and that his company will continue to partner with the GOL to achieve these objectives as well as live up to the commitment as enshrined in the agreement.