Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Sep 17th, 2010 - 19:55:49 
Front Page 
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Photo News
 Video News
 Afsatu Kabba
 Moiie's Column
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters

Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001


Chinese Railway Group Takes Over Wilkinson Road Project in Sierra Leone
By Bampia Bundu
Jun 14, 2010, 14:42
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) on June 12th 2010 signed and handed over the widening of Wilkinson Road project to Chinese Company, China Railway Seventh Group Company Limited (CRSG) in an auspicious ceremony that took place at SLRA PWD Kissy Headquarters in Freetown.

Addressing the gathering the Road Asset Manager/ Chief Project Engineer of the Wilkinson Road Project Madam Memunatu Kumba Jalloh noted that the widening project starts from Lumley Police Station to the Congo Cross Bridge close to the Youyi Building with a length of 5.2KM and a width of about 7M which will upon completion provide a dual carriageway (two lanes in each direction) with a width 20.74M.

CRSG Boss Madam Xianomin Liu signed the contract document

According to her each carriageway will have 3.66M width with 1.52M width rectangular drain and 0.92M sidewalk on both sides of the road. "Wilkinson road is one of the major roads in the Western Area with large traffic volume and frequent congestions which often causes heavy traffic," she said, for which she urged the company to do all they can to complete the road within the time limit. She also called on those whose properties are on the right of way to submit their necessary documents to them before the project commences to avoid problems.

Signing on behald of the Government of Sierra Leone, SLRA Director General Munda Rogers noted that the signing process is as a result of the hard work and determination by him and his team in developing the country in accordance with governments Agenda for Change. He therefore appealed to the CRSG Company to do their best to ensure that they work within the 12 month stipulated for the completion of the project, adding that Wilkinson Road is very much crucial in Freetown as vehicles frequently ply it. He revealed that as Sierra Leone approached its 50th anniversary come April 27th 2011 they want the road project to be completed before that time to serve as a land mark in the history of the country.

SLRA Board Chair Mr. A.C Dumbuya pose for Awareness Times

Speaking also was the Deputy Director General Addul Aziz Kamara who noted that such was not their first contract with the Chinese company, citing the construction of the Kenema-Bo Highway that was completed within time limit. "We hope the same time will be respected in the widening of the Wilkinson Road," he said, adding that the work ahead is very challenging with the public ready with comments. "We therefore once more advise the company to focus on their work and ensure that they do a standard work that will be appreciated by the general populace." He assured them of more contracts if they prove themselves in widening the road within the 12 months target.

To the public he advised to show understanding when once the work commences until it get complete and appealed to all to join hands together to ensure a fast tract of the project.

SLRA Boss Munda Rogers making a statement

Speaking on behalf of China Railway Seventh Group Company Limited, (CRSG) Madam Xianomin Liu commended SLRA and the Government of Sierra Leone for awarding them such a challenging contract within the capital of Freetown. She said they were ready and determined to undertake the venture to prove to Sierra Leoneans that they can do it. "Today is a memorable day in our work life in Sierra Leone and hope the relationship between Sierra Leone and China will continue to grow from strength to strength." She promised on her companys behalf to construct a modern style road that everybody will appreciate. "We are committed and have all the man power to complete the project on time."

In his closing remarks, the Chairman of SLRA Board of Directors Mr. Ahmed C Dumbuya stated that China Railway Seventh Group Company Limited (CRSG) have succeeded with the Bo-Kenema highway. He expressed hope that they would equally succeed in the widening the Wilkinson Road. He therefore appealed to the company to construct a modern road that will look like the roads in Shangai, China and on time as the government and the people of Sierra Leone are eager to see the completion of the widening of the Wilkinson road before Independence Day next year.

SLRA DG & CRSG MD exchange contract document

SLRA DG Munda Rogers signing the contract document

SLRA Director of Admin Salamu Koroma signing the contract document

SLRA DG Sign whiles the chinese delegation look on

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
In Sierra Leone, Poisonous Sugar Kills in Kambia District
In Sierra Leone, Two Kenema Youths Drown at Lumley Beach
In Sierra Leone, Boost for Waterloo Bread Sellers
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not Negotiate for Space with Anyone!
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
Paul Kamara: Fitness vs. Eligibility
Maada Bio: SLPPs Foolish Aspirant!
Journalist Paul Kamara & Justice Tolla-Thompson: Our National Constitution Must be Obeyed!
WIMSAL at 3What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRCs Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
Nor Look En Face Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
In Memory Of Hon Dr. Salia Jusu-Sheriff Maada
Cape Lambert Marampa lron Ore (SL) Limited Wishes HIS Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice-President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana
The Latest Leaked US Embassy Cable from Wikileaks Website concerning Sierra Leone
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba MBayo
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
Letter To Tech: The Political Dombolo in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself
No Edition out for today from Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's Awareness Times Publisher Never Collected a Single Penny for P.R. let alone Ten Million Leones monthly!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net