Liberia: RIA to Hit Modern Standard Soon, New Airport Works Underway

[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Roberts International Airport is the largest airport in Liberia and is one of the oldest airports, perhaps in Africa with its origin dating far back in 1942 when the United States signed a defense pact with the country, but the airport has been in ruins for years since some parts were destroyed as a consequence of the Liberian civil wars. Located 35 miles from Monrovia, the airport was built by the US Government in 1943, and was used to support U.S. Air Force activities during World War II.