The Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) recently held talks and site visits with construction companies planning to submit bids for the reconstruction of the Kailahun-Buedu road.
The meeting’s goal was to give prospective bidders a thorough grasp of the essential criteria for the bid process. It was also an opportunity to see the topography of the project site. As well as to have a better understanding of the type and scope of work before they submit their proposals.
The Director General of SLRA, Ing. Amara Jambai Kanneh, explained the visit’s purpose to Kailahun District stakeholders. He revealed that the government will soon start work on the reconstruction of the Kailahun-Buedu road.
He explained that the bid for the reconstruction of the Kailahun-Buedu road was announced on August 31, 2022. In order to properly assess the topography and receive guidance on the nature of the works before submitting their bids, the SLRA was in the district with some of the companies that intend to compete for the contract. Amara assured interested parties that SLRA and its allies will ensure that the chosen bidder completes work that will last longer.
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Remarks on the project for the reconstruction of the Kailahun-Buedu road
Honorable Sarty Banya, Member of Parliament for Constituency 001, expressed happiness that the planning for the road work had advanced. He, therefore, pleaded with SLRA to encourage the chosen contractor to hire youths in the area throughout the project’s execution.
Mr. Joseph, SLRA Chairman, urged the residents of Kailahun to exercise patience because development is typically carried out under procedures. He urged the youth of Kailahun District to support development initiatives rather than partake in activities that would impede them.
Eleven construction companies have so far gathered the bid documents for the works contract for the reconstruction of the Kailahun-Buedu road. All interested bidders are expected to submit their bids on or before October 13, 2022. However, the winning bidder will be revealed in November 2022, and construction will begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Construction of the road is expected to be completed in 24 months, plus a 12-month defect liability term.