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Libya to help Sierra Leone boost tourism, energy sectors

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Feb 19, 2008

Libya has offered to help Sierra Leone in its post-war rescuscitation of the tourism industry and energy supply sector, the government here said on Tuesday.

A team of technical experts is due in Sierra Leone "within weeks ... to undertake feasibility studies in tourism and energy provision," a government statement said.

The pledges, which include the introduction of flights between Freetown and Tripoli as well as to London by Libya's Afriqiya Airways, followed a weekend visit to Libya by President Ernest Bai Koroma.

Tripoli has also offered to construct a five-star hotel, 30 schools and a prosthetics factory for the production of artificial limbs for mainly war-time amputees.

Libya will dispatch a team of Swiss engineers to carry out a feasibility study to see how Libya can help increase the availability of electricity in the war-battered west African country.

Libya to help Sierra Leone boost tourism, energy sectors

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