Bayelsa Govt Award More Contracts for Major Roads and Infrastructure

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (left) presenting a cheque to the Managing Director of Julius Berger Engr. Wolfgang Goetsch (right) for the construction of some major roads in the State at Government House in Yenagoa. Photo by saint mienpamo onitsha

BY saint mienpamo 17 August 2012

The Bayelsa State Government has commenced the construction of key roads and infrastructural projects in the State.

Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo stated this while making a presentation of the activities of the Ministry at the 5th edition of the State Monthly Transparency Initiative Press Briefing at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa.

Mr. Ewhrudjakpo noted that the construction of government House Gate security building, the Police Post at the Commissioners’ quarters, renovation of commissioners’ offices as well as rehabilitation of bridges have all been completed and handed over to government while full payments have also been made to the contractors.

He said as part of government’s efforts at ensuring a healthy citizenry, steps are been taken to construct a cancer centre at Toru-Orua in Sagbama local government area of the state.

According to the Commissioner, in line with the promise made by the State government to immortalize the late Major Isaac Boro during the last Boro Day celebrations in the State, a Boro centre, which will have a museum, library and quarters, will be built along with the construction of a road from Kaiama to Boro town in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government.

Mr. Ewhrudjakpo disclosed that other key projects such as the NYSC Orientation Camp in Kaiama, the Toru Ebeni Bridge and the Federal Prisons at Okaka in Yenagoa being undertaken by the state government are nearing completion.

The commissioner also explained that, work on a number of road projects to open up the state capital have started with clearing and sand filling done on most of them.

The roads include the dualization of the Opolo-Elebele, Azikoro, Isaac and Road Safety – Diete Spiff – Hospital road, among others, all in the state capital.

While commending Governor Seriake Dickson for giving him the opportunity to serve in the restoration train, the Commissioner said government work on the new secretariat annexes was already in progress, while renovation of the old and new Secretariat complexes will commence soon.

Other projects listed in the presentation made by the works and infrastructure commissioner include Governor’s lodge projects at Nembe and Sagbama as well as Deputy Governor’s lodge in Yenagoa, Government House car park and the Ekoli Bridge

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