Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, disclosed that the three flyover bridges currently under construction in the state capital which is Port Harcourt is going to be ready and completed in one month ahead of the deadline initially stated to be February 2021.
The latest development came after, the Construction firm; Julius Berger Nigeria PLC
handling the projects promised of delivering the Rebisi flyover (Garrision Junction) by October 2020.
Speaking to journalists after inspecting the flyover bridges,
Governor Wike while Speaking to journalists after inspecting the flyover bridges,
hinted that his administration is mindful to all the promises they made to well-meaning Rivers people.
As such assurance involves building critical infrastructure that will develop the economy of Rivers state and her people.
Governor Wike added that if you should examine the Rebisi Flyover at Garrison junction, then you will surely testify that they are putting their best to make sure they finish with the concrete super structure by October so that motorists can ply the bridge. "That's what I always say when you give work to good contractors, you will be comfortable that those jobs will be delivered" Governor Wike said.
"From what I have seen, ahead of their schedule of the work, it is important to know that Julius Berger is committed to make sure they handover the projects even before the time scheduled," he said.
About the Rumuola flyover which has been approved to be expanded further, the Governor said the chaotic traffic situation experienced there will be intercepted with the planned expansion.
The military government built the Rumuola's flyover. The break down of vehicles and some spoilt spots cause a lot of traffic jam, so with this, there is need for the expansion of the flyover which is necessary.
All the necessary requirements have been made, the contract papers have been signed and we believe they are preparing begin work within coming days.
Further more Governor Wike said; " we are happy to achieve all these within this shortest possible period and with high standard job done.
GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PORT HARCOURT
July 2, 2020
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on inspection tour of flyover bridges.
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