In a significant milestone for Sierra Leone's infrastructure development, Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh officially launched the Makolo to Mabang Bridge Road Construction project. This ambitious endeavor, jointly funded by the Government of Sierra Leone and the European Union, aims to improve transportation connectivity and boost economic growth in the region.
The 14-kilometer road stretch, costing a total of €7.35 million, will receive €4.60 million (63%) from the European Union, with the Government of Sierra Leone contributing €2.75 million (37%). The construction of the bridge and road is expected to be completed by January 1, 2025.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Vice President Jalloh expressed his gratitude to the European Union for their generous financial support, reaffirming the government's commitment to enhancing infrastructure and connectivity across the nation. He emphasized the vital role this project will play in facilitating trade, improving access to markets, and fostering regional integration.
The Makolo to Mabang Bridge Road Construction project holds immense significance for local communities, as it will not only enhance transportation links but also create employment opportunities during the construction phase. Moreover, it will contribute to the overall development of the region by promoting tourism, agriculture, and other economic activities.
With the launch of the Makolo to Mabang Bridge Road Construction project, Sierra Leone takes a step closer to realizing its vision of a well-connected and prosperous nation.