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President Koroma Inspects Infrastructural Projects

President Koroma Inspects Infrastructural Projects

FREETOWN: As part of his routine visits to infrastructural projects across the country, President Ernest Bai Koroma has inspected ongoing rehabilitation works on the Bintumani International Conference Centre, the newly refurbished Mammy Yoko Hotel both at Aberdeen in western Freetown and installation of a 16.5 megawatts thermal plant at Black Hall.

The Head of State, party and the Investor, the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), were given a rousing welcome by contractors, engineers and labourers of the Sierra Construction System and led on a tour of the rehabilitation work at the Bintumani Conference Centre, including the Presidential, VIP and Banquet Lounges, the video conference hall, three restaurants, Sports Cafe and an ultra modern stage, with motorized technology.

President Koroma inspecting infrastructural projects

At the revamped Mammy Yoko Hotel undertaken by Rezidor Hotel Group, Regional Director of Technical Services Arnold Rouverand informed President Koroma that over one hundred rooms have already been completed.

He said that the whole project will be completed by the end of February and handed over to the government in March 2011 in readiness for the celebration of Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Anniversary and opened to the public.

President Koroma later visited the Black Hall electricity power station, where he inspected  the installation of the 16.5 megawatts thermal plant which will supply electricity to the east end of the Freetown municipality and its environs, as well as a back-up power system providing power during sudden power cuts.

The Minister of Energy and Water Resources Prof. Ogunlade Roberson Davidson disclosed that the plant will be pre-commissioned on 3rd January 2011, to be followed by  full commissioning in the first week of February, 2011.

The General Manager of National Power Authority Dr. Ahmed Zubairu Kalokoh informed President Koroma that his management is constantly monitoring the installation of the European-manufactured power plant which will soon be handed over for public consumption.

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