BAYELSA STATE GOVT, PRESENTS N6BILLION NAIRA CHEQUES FOR ROAD PROJECTS
BY: saint mienpamo 1:43am 14-06-2012
Bayelsa State Government has presented cheques totaling six billion
naira to three contractors to kick-off the process of completing the
Central Senatorial Road Project as well as other major roads and bridges
in the state.
Governor Seriake Dickson, who made the presentation to representatives of Julius Berger Plc, Setraco Nigeria
Limited and Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC)
at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Yenagoa, said the
presentation of the cheques to the companies was a sign of commitment
and partnership for the development and prosperity of the state.
Governor Dickson commended the companies, particularly Julius Berger
for mobilizing to site, describing them as a reliable and dependable
ally in the restoration project.
He urged them to redouble the
pace of work in the various projects they will be contracted to
undertake in the state. In the same vein, the Governor expressed
confidence and trust in the ability of Setraco Nigeria Limited to
deliver on time noting that the presentation will enable them complete
the Toru-Ebeni Bridge as well as the construction of 1 km stretch of
Commenting on CCECC, Governor Dickson noted that it was
their first time of handling any road construction in the state and
called on them to justify the confidence reposed in them by doing a good
Responding, the companies in their separate remarks
expressed confidence in their ability to also execute the projects
satisfactorily and on time.
They assured the Governor of their
commitment to the terms of agreement in the contracts stating that they
will not disappoint in the discharge of their duties.
the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Lawrence Erudjakpo
said the presentation of the cheques to the contractors effectively
kick-starts the much anticipated road projects in the state.
The breakdown of the amount shows that Julius Berger got N2 billion to
continue the central senatorial road project from Yenagoa – Oporoma
while Setraco received N2.5 billion to handle the Toru-Ebeni bridge as
well as the construction of 1 km road and CCECC got N1.5 billon to begin
work on the Etegwe – Tombia road project.