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China To Execute Liberia Broadcasting System Expansion Project

By Tarka Golegio in Monrovia

Government of the People’s Republic of China has indicated its readiness to commence phase two of the refurbishment and expansion of the state-owned Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS).

The country’s Ambassador to Monrovia, Yin Chengwu disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Honorable Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, on Tuesday.

He said an advance team is due in Liberia this week to work out modalities with the management of LBS on the commencement of the project.

Minister Piah who is concurrently the Chairman of the LBS Board of Directors – expressed delight over China’s assistance to the Government of Liberia (GOL) to adequately propagate its programs, activities and achievements to the public and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the ONE CHINA POLICY.

In 2006, China entered into a Technical Assistance Agreement with the Liberia through which LBS’s refurbishment and expansion project phase One started in November 2007; and in November 2008, China handed over a renovated and fully- equipped LBS facility to the Government.

The cost of the LBS expansion Project was US$4 million. Its relay outstations in Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand Gedeh, Lofa and Maryland Counties were linked with the main studio in Monrovia through microwave satellite links that expanded the station’s coverage to many counties in Liberia.

 

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