By Bekai Njie
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow will on Saturday, December 15th, 2018, lay the foundation stone for a 50KM road and four bridges in the Upper River Region.
The road and bridge projects for Basse-Koina road, Basse – Wuli and Fatoto–Passamas crossings, Chamoi bridge, and Suduwol respectively, constitute the first major infrastructural development project of the Barrow administration, following months of institutional reforms and empowerment of the transitional justice mechanisms of the country.
This landmark development project, which would enhanceeasy and fast communications between URR North and South as well as the rest of the country, forms part of the government’s policy of rebooting regional economies and fostering an all-inclusive development for all and sundry. The project, once completed, would have a positive ripple effect on the socioeconomic welfare and wellbeing of the people of the region, by boosting trade and facilitating easy access to social and economic services.
The URR Road and Bridge project is a grant from the friendly government of the People’s Republic of China in the tune of $50 million.
While in URR, President Barrow is expected to hold a gathering in Foday Kunda to galvanize support for his development agenda, as well as preside over the opening of a teacher training college in Basse.