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UNIDO trains Liberian Engineers in Hydropower Development

By Joseph Sayon
A hydro power plant
A hydro power plant

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Dec.13/2013) Liberian Engineers are attending a 10-day training workshop on Small Hydropower Development in the country.

The workshop, organized by the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO), opened in Monrovia at the weekend.

It is being supported by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

UNIDO Country Representative for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone challenged participants to take the training seriously.

Bafotigui Sako said: “The workshop is intended to strengthen the technical and managerial skills of Liberian engineers in small hydropower development in the country.”

Mr. Sako pledged UNIDO’s unlimited and tireless support to Liberia’s development.

“The Small Hydropower Development Project in Liberia is necessary to ensuring the provision of electricity to rural communities,” he said.

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency Executive Director, Anyaa Vohiri, welcomed the training of Liberian engineers in the area of small hydropower development.

Madam Vohiri said: “The training comes at the time when the Liberian Government has prioritized the provision of electricity in the country.”

Senator Jewel Howard Taylor and Representative Edward Kaffey praised the initiative and described the Kpatawee Hydropower Project as a mile stone in the lives of the people of Bong County, especially Suakoko District.

 


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