Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Liberia College Expansion

The World Bank is funding the US$1.8 million project.

By Sneha A on
8th August 2023

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 28 July to launch the expansion of the TJR Faulkner College of Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change in Monrovia, Liberia.

The US$1.8 million project is being carried out as a partnership between the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) and the University of Liberia and will see the development of a new Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences.

The World Bank is funding the work under its Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project (LSMFP).

An academic building and a dormitory will be built within the Fendell campus of the University of Liberia by the local Mak Enterprises and Bitar Construction Company. The latter was awarded the contract to build the dormitory, which comprises a two-storey building with 14 bedrooms on each floor. Mak Enterprises will construct the academic building.

The LSMFP is being funded by the World Bank’s International Development Association with US$20 million in grants and US$20 million in credit. It aims to improve conditions for fishermen and women in Liberia, create value addition for exports, and help address the vulnerability of the country’s economy to climate change and inadequate food security.

The World Bank is considering further support for the Liberian fisheries sector including investing in processing facilities, cold storage facilities, vessels and fishing gear, and a modern landing dock at Monrovia's Mesurado pier. 

Top photo: Groundbreaking ceremony (Source: NaFAA)

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