SLPA to Beautify Buffer Zone, Construct Additional Drainages within the Port

SLPA to Beautify Buffer Zone,	 Construct Additional Drainages within the Port

As part of the Authority’s drive to give a facelift to the Freetown Port and ease business transaction and traffic congestion, the Management of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority in partnership with stakeholders has concluded arrangements for the pavement of the Freetown Port Buffer Zone; construct CFE Entrance and drainages within the Freetown Port.

During a visit at the proposed sites for the pavement and drainages with stakeholders, the Deputy General Manager of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority, Yankuba Askia Bio said the Authority is poised to create a friendly and healthy atmosphere in the Freetown Port operational areas.

“SLPA Management has concluded consultations with Port stakeholders and an amiable agreement has been reached out to pave the Freetown Port Buffer Zone area and to construct additional drainages within the Freetown Port to make the port dust-free and  mitigate potential flooding occurrences. The Authority has been very instructive in driving forward the vision.”

Mr Bio commended stakeholders including the Freetown Terminal Limited (FTL), Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal Limited (NSBT), Dangote-SL, Customs (National Revenue Authority) and Leocem for remaining positive with the initiative.

Works on the said projects will commence soon as SLPA Legal Team is working on the Contract Agreement with the contracted company for the projects.

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