URBAN MOBILITY PROJECT FOR FREETOWN

Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon handing over the worksite agreement

By Musa Kamara

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation’s (MTA) on Saturday 25 July 2020 handed over a worksite agreement document on the Integrated and Resilient Urban Mobility Project (IRUMP)  to Pavifort Al-Ayhandlar Holdings.

The project is a funded through a World Bank $50 million grant to the Government of Sierra Leone for the improvement of the road network across Freetown.

The Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon said that the project is a welcome development and that IRUMP team has been working round the clock to ensure that Freetown reaches the climax of modernization associated with the road network.  

The IRUMP Project Coordinator Hindolo Sheika said that the project aims at modernizing the road network, and Sierra Leoneans are expected to see in the not too distance feature; footbridges, traffic lights, bus terminals, markets, etc, all from the west, to the east corridor, easing the traffic and other road congestions across the Western Area.

Work will commence in two months starting at the Juba Bridge, from the west corridor to Jui in the east corridor, and additionally a minimum of 400 buses with fully installed air-conditioners and internet would be procured.