Liberia: Pres. Weah Poised to Dedicate Roberts International Airport New Passenger Terminal
MONROVIA – President George Manneh Weah is expected to dedicate the new passenger terminal at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) today, according to a release from the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).
Head of the LAA Public Relations, Ebenezer Mass Wilson disclosed that the ceremony would begin at 10AM. The President, according to Mr. Wilson, will deliver a special remark and perform official rites for the opening of the new passenger terminal and cut ribbons on the new office complex at the airport.
President Weah toured the facilities on Wednesday, July 24 and expressed satisfaction over the projects.
The New Passenger Terminal and the LAA Office Complex were started in 2017 a season part of plans to modernize infrastructure at RIA. The Passenger Terminal is expected to process approximately 350,000 to 500,000 Passengers annually, the LAA release noted.
The terminal according to the release has two jet bridges, two escalators, two elevators, ten check-in counters, two baggage carousels, a large immigration facility, a water treatment plant and a power substation on the outside. It also has a tow gate car park and several other features in the courtyard.
For the office complex, it will host the administrative and operational functions of the Airport Authority and has in its conference and board rooms, offices and commercial center for airlines, banks and GSM companies. The office complex was birthed out of the debris of the old terminal that was burned during the civil war.
Also, as part of the RIA Modernization and Expansion Project, the runway has been fully resurfaced with cutting edge aviation technology that facilitates the smooth landing and departure of flights