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UNMIL Pakistan turnover road equipment to Liberia

Kolubah Zayzay/Benjamin S. Taingay
(UNMIL) Pakistani Contingent
(UNMIL) Pakistani Contingent

( 25, 2015)-The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Pakistani Contingent has turned over its Asphalt Plant to Liberia.

The Asphalt Plant, containing several pieces of engineering equipment, are used to carry on road construction and maintenance works.

The equipment were turned over Friday, July 24, 2015 at a special program held in the Edward Beyan Kesselly Military Barracks, Montserrado County.

The Pakistan UNMIL Contingent Commander, Tufail Ahmad, said the donation was his country’s way of identifying with Liberia, ahead of the 168th Independence celebrations.

Lt. Col. Ahmad said: “As UNMIL departs Liberia, it was important that Pakistan give the country a departing gift to continue contributing to Liberia’s ongoing development process.”

Receiving the donation, Deputy Defense Minister for Operation, Jerome Larbelee, said: “Liberia is grateful to the Pakistani Contingent for their contributions to road rehabilitation and maintenance works in Liberia.”.

Deputy Minister Larbelee said: “Pakistan will long be remembered by Liberia, not only for the gift, but for the contributions made in maintaining peace in the country.”

He further noted that the Engineering Battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), in collaboration with the Public Works Ministry, will take charge of the Plant.


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