Representatives of logging companies operating in Liberia agreed to rehabilitate roads and bridges around the country during a three-hour meeting with the Liberian president, Charles Taylor, Independent Monrovia-based Star Radio reported today. Taylor named the ministers of public works and rural development as well as a representative of the Forestry Development Authority to sit on a coordinating committee on road repairs. The first phase would consist of building bridges made out of “ekke”, a local but rare variety of wood.
In a related development, the Liberian government established a commission on environmental protection to deal with nature conservation, sustainable management and the exploitation of natural resources, Star Radio reported.
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