Abidjan, CI, Monday, March 12, 2018: Several communities, including CLSG project affected areas in Sierra Leone are witnessing the physical construction phase taking off in the country.
Yellow machines and other equipment are now clearing the bushes while field tests in geotechnical engineering, the standard penetration test (SPT), which are fundamental to identify the underground conditions are ongoing unabated.
One of the EPC contractors, KALPATARU has begun clearing bushes along the Right of Way (ROW) between Angle Point (AP) 202 and AP 201 in the Koinadugu District. Also, Environmental Awareness is being given workers onsite by TRANSCO CLSG National Environmental Assistant, Sulaiman Kamara along with the engineers.
Excavation works are also ongoing to build the foundation for tower construction while the bush clearing for the construction of the substation at Bumbuna has been completed.
Sierra Leoneans, like other citizens in other CLSG countries including Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea, are excited to see progress being made in the implementation of the CLSG interconnection project.
TRANSCO CLSG recently launched the resettlement program for hundreds of project affected persons across the CLSG countries. Those affected are being compensated for the loss of their properties including farmlands which fall within the corridor of the transmission line and substations.