–To Protect D-Tweh
The Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works has begun the construction of an intervention “Break Water Revetment” to protect the D-Tweh High School in New Kru Town.
Making the disclosure on Friday February 10, 2017 on the campus of D-Tweh High School, Deputy Lands, Mines and Energy Minister for Administration, Jenkins O. Atuanya, said the problem of coastal erosion in and around Monrovia is becoming an alarming situation which needs urgent attention.
Mr. Atuanya disclosed there are several other areas that are seriously affected by erosion; including, Hotel Africa, Banjor, 24th Street, Sinkor and Robertsport City, in Grand Cape Mount County.
He said the D-Tweh project is being implemented by engineers from the Ministries of Lands, Mines and Energy and Public Works; and will cover a stretch of three (300) meters along the shoreline of D-Tweh High and will take about sixty (60) days to have it completed.
According to the engineers, a Geo-frabraic Mat will be used and back filled with exotic materials to solidify the mat.
The intervention project is estimated at a little over US$500.000 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) provided by the government of Liberia