YENAGOA – Mr Lawrence Ehwrudjakpo, the Bayelsa Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, said on Friday the state’s commitment to developing infrastructure was to develop tourism and woo investors.
Ehwrudjakpo, who stated this in Yenagoa after inspecting some on-going projects, stressed the importance of infrastructure to economic development.
He explained that linking roads to different senatorial districts and building hotels and major edifices would go a long way to actualise the state government’s desire to develop the economy of Bayelsa.
“The essence of this road is to ensure free movement of goods and services and thoroughfare for Bayelsa people.
“Now you’re aware that we’ve been able to drive through the fly-over today; it shows that Bayelsa is moving forward and restoration is assured; Dickson is working and Bayelsa is being restored.
“Our tourism and investment drive cannot be taken seriously if we don’t have very good and standard hotels in town.
“For example, during the last investment and economic forum, quite a number of visitors that came didn’t find the hotels that were in town comfortable.
“So, the need to get those hotels standardised is an urgent and top priority of government; that is why we are pushing it the way we’re pushing it.“
Ehwrudjakpo, therefore, urged Bayelsa people to support the restoration agenda of the state government.
He said that the state government was prepared to key into the best practices in world tourism and economic development. (NAN)