Monrovia – The destiny of a “New Monrovia,” is one of 5 areas in Liberia underneath a Ramsar Convention that a supervision of Liberia is receiving appropriation for to protect. All Liberia has to do is to safeguard that a area is never inhabited.
The Convention still lists Liberia as member definition Liberia’s 2003 preference to form a partial of a physique has not been reversed.
In further to Bali, 4 other areas are being earmarked as forbidden: Gbedin Wetlands in Nimba, Kpatawee Wetlands in Bong County, Marshall Wetlands in Margibi County and a Mesurado Wetlands, that being deliberate a destiny “new city” of Monrovia.
The area, according to a Convention, provides a auspicious medium and feeding drift for several class of birds including a African spoonbill Platalea alba, common Pratincole Glareola nuchaltis and Curlew Numenius arquata. “It also hosts a exposed African dwarf crocodile, a Nile crocodile and a African sharp-nosed crocodile and plays an critical purpose in shoreline stabilization and lees trapping.
The site is now used for fuel timber collection, as a transfer site, for automobile washing, and fishing, with fish and molluscs sole to a race of Monrovia. An additional hazard comes from unregulated fishing, as good as from wickedness from a industries around a site, including an oil refinery and paint factories. No supervision devise now exists, though there are skeleton to put it underneath a stable area supervision network once it has been successfully designated as a Ramsar site.”
Despite these concerns, this journal has reliably learnt that a Ministry of Public Works has requested a EPA to emanate environmental certificate to concede a go forward of a CDC supervision plan though sources contend a EPA has requested supervision to control an environmental comment on a land.
“We can't politicize environmental issues; we need to know if a area is suitable for a project,” a source said.
Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyepan told this journal that his Ministry is posterior all a processes that are compulsory by law and unchanging with general best practices to safeguard a function on Bali Island for infrastructure growth purposes.
“As a government, we are assured that these processes when pursued, will lead us to regulating a island but any alarm from any institution,” he said.
President George Manneh Weah on Monday, Mar 26, 2018 toured a Bali Island, that is situated in a center of a Mesurado River. The Liberian personality intends to renovate Bali Island into a New Monrovia commencing with a construction of a state-of-the-art International Conference Center and other standardised structures.