TRANSCO to Commence Work on Transmission Lines Sunday

first_imgTRANSCO CLSG MD Sherif: “We Assure Liberians that we will fulfill our mandate”The management of TRANSCO CLSG, a regional transmission company responsible for the provision of affordable and reliable electricity to Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has disclosed that the groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of the installation of transmission lines will take place on Sunday on the margins of the ECOWAS Summit.The ceremony for the CLSG interconnection project will be performed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf along with her counterparts from Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Immediately after the ceremony, TRANSCO CLSG M.D., Mr. Mohammed Sherif, said work will start with the construction of 1,303km of transmission lines and substations in the four Mano River Union (MRU) countries that constitute the CLSG – Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Mr. Sherif told journalists on Wednesday at the start of a high level Donors’ Coordinating Meeting in Monrovia that there will be a sequential commissioning of the project – in phases, with the final commissioning expected by December 2019.Financiers, he explained, are expected to recommit their support for the successful implementation of the project at the ongoing meeting. Area survey for the line routing is expected early next week, he said.TRANSCO CLSG was created to carry out the CLSG interconnection project as reflected in the model agreed by the four member states to finance, construct, own, operate, develop and maintain an interconnection line between Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.This project will promote a regional energy market and optimize the use of energy resources in West Africa.The CLSG project is being financed by donors, including the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank and the German Development Bank (KfW) through loans and grants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barge crashes into Demerara Harbour Bridge

first_imgAn out of control barge on Saturday afternoon crashed into the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB), forcing management to restrict heavy vehicles from traversing on the bridge until further notice.According to reports, upon contact with the bridge, the barge reportedly knocked away two pontoons (steel structures attached to the bridge to keep it afloat) on the eastern end of the bridge.Traffic moving slowly along the eastern side of the Harbour BridgeWhen contacted, General Manager of the Harbour Bridge, Rawlston Adams told Guyana Times that he and his team were on the bridge, trying to assess and fix whatever damage was done.“We are currently working on it,” he managed to tell this newspaper.Nevertheless, shortly after the incident, the DHB Management took to its Facebook page to alert the public that all heavy-duty vehicles will be prohibited from crossing the bridge.“All motor lorries and all laden canters and tractors will be restricted from transiting the bridge until further notice. Management wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused,” the bridge company said on its social media.Meanwhile, as is customary, whenever there is an issue at the bridge, the traffic builds up along the East Bank Public Road, as well as on the western side of the bridge.last_img read more