YENAGOA – The Bayelsa State Government on Friday restated its commitment to completing the on-going overhead bridge project in Yenagoa by the end of August.
Mr Lawrence Ewhrujiakpor, the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, disclosed this to newsmen in Yenagoa after inspecting some special projects.
Ewhrujiakpor said that the flyover located at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mega Filling Station junction in the state capital, was to ease the flow of traffic.
“The August deadline for the use of that flyover still stands. We are hoping very well by end of August, we’ll be using that flyover very effectively and that will be a lot of credit.
“One part of the flyover is about 7.5 meters; so, what you have there is 15 meters wide flyover; that flyover will take even two vehicles on both sides.
“So, we want to turn it to a befitting state capital. The governor has sworn that he wants to make Bayelsa the Dubai of Africa. [eap_ad_1] “Now, on the Okmas/AIT-Sani Abacha’s outer ring road, the pace is okay, but I think the contractors just need to step up.
“The Azikoro road where we are standing here now, the contractor is pushing hard with the binder core, its almost about 50 per cent now.
“They have gone very well with the border core; for left side, they’ve only gone beyond almost two kilometers, now.
“So, we just want to be sure that we get the best out of this road.“
Some other project sites visited include: archive/museum/language centre; new governor’s and deputy governor’s offices; Tower Hotel; house officers’ quarters; and health workers’ quarters at the 500 bed hospital.
The commissioner said that making infrastructure available in the state would boost tourism, investment, and industrialisation.
He, therefore, urged all stakeholders in the state to support the state government in its effort to achieve the much desired restoration in every field of human endeavour. (NAN)