This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Power plant update

I heard the Consulting Engineer for the rebuilding of Liberia's electrical grid on the radio yesterday in an interview. He mentioned that $140m is needed to rebuild the hydro, and $160 to rebuild the power grid across Liberia. No money has been received towards this yet so the Government of Liberia are seeking investing partners. The engineer said that it will take two years minimum for the power-plant's parts to be made and delivered, plus another year minimum for construction...so at best there will be no working power grid in Liberia before 2011. Photo of part of the grid right now. Many of the pylons and power lines have been looted, and the remaining pylons are neglected and overgrown. Olly

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