Vice President Lauds Pakistani Contingent

Monday, 3rd September 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia's Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has lauded the Pakistani Contingent of UNMIL for reconstructing a strategic bridge linking Monrovia to Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Lofa Counties  and Sierra Leone in record time.

The bridge located on the outskirts of Brewerville near Ricks Institute, recently collapsed following a heavy downpour, leaving thousands of commuters from the four counties and Sierra Leone stranded

According officials of the Pakistani Contingent of UNMIL, the steel bridge which has a life-span of 50 years, was built in 55 minutes.

Vice President Boakai made the commendation over the weekend when he made a brief stop at the bridge enroute to Monrovia from Tubmanburg, where he had gone to commission a hospital constructed by the Ahmaddiya Muslim Mission.

The Vice President also commended the Pakistani Contingent for the assistance they continue to render Liberians outside of their peace keeping duties.

He hoped the deployment of the UNMIL Pakistani Contingent in Liberia would further enhance diplomatic ties between the two countries.