Julius Berger rekindles hope for Bodo-Bonny Road Project
During the flag-off of the Bodo-Bonny Road project in Bonny, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo commended construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for its timely contractual delivery records saying that the present project, which was first conceived under the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon in 1973, would eventually see the light of day.
The project involves the construction of 39km long road; cross culverts and two mini bridges with a span of 23m each; creek bridges, Afa Creek Bridge of about 530m length and Nanabie Creek Bridge of about 640m length, and a major river bridge of about 750m length over the Opobo Channel. The stipulated time for completion of the road is 58 months.
From the Vice President to the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, and the Managing Director of the Nigeria LNG, Tony Attah, as well as the Senate President, represented by the Chairman, Senate Committee for Works, Kabiru Gaya, Senator Magnus Abe, and His Royal Majesty, King Edward Asimini William Dapa Pepple III Perekule XI, the Paramount Ruler of the Grand Bonny Kingdom, all stakeholders at the event commended the Nigeria LNG Limited’s choice for the project.
Abe said the project is a strategic national and critical linkage asset for socio-economic integration and development for the benefit of all Nigerians, urging the communities to cooperate with the company. The project is a benchmark regarding financing cooperation between the private and public sectors, in reference to the special contractual conditions of part funding of 50 per cent by NLNG.
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