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Bong Town

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Bong Town (also known as Bong Mine Community or just Bong) is a populated place in the Bong County of Liberia.

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Map of Bong Town, Liberia

The Bong Mining Company was founded by Thyssen (Germany).

From its establishment in 1958 though the late 1980s, the Bong Mining Company (BMC), a German-Italian-owned concession in Liberia built a substantial mining complex to surface mine the iron ore of the mountain range just on the north side of the Margibi/Bong county borderline. Notably, the company constructed and maintained one of Liberia's main rail lines to the remote site to ship the iron ore from the mountains.

The town has one government secondary school. Many German children went to the formerly German school, especially in the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Since 2009, the China Union Investment Company concession has begun to rebuild the complex and also has begun construction of a new paved road southward to Kakata. As of June 2012, the road had about 1/5 of its total distance covered with pavement with one small bridge under active construction just outside Kakata.

Geography

Bong town is connected by a partially paved road to Kakata and a rail line to the Freeport of Monrovia. The town is directly situated on a small iron ore-rich mountain range. Handi town is a small populated area north of Bong Town near the river.

References

Bong Town Wikipedia


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