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Port Harcourt to get the biggest Ring Road in Nigeria

Rivers State Government and Julius Berger has inked a deal for the construction of the projected Port Harcourt Ring Road. The project is expected to cost the state N200 billion.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works, Mrs. Ebere Dennis Emenike, the Commissioner for Works, Dr. George Kelly Dakorinama Alabo, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacheaus Adangor, all attended the signing event. They signed on behalf of the State Government, while the Managing Director, Dr Lars Ritcher and Raymond Marisho, Assistant Regional Manager, signed for Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.

Gov. Fubara emphasized said that the project will make it easier for the government to develop new cities. By giving the populace a long-lasting, high-quality infrastructure.

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The proposed Ring Road project to traverse six local government areas

Governor Fubara underlined the significance of commencing the project immediately. Because it will span six local government areas and take 36 months to complete. He revealed that Julius Berger has already received 75% of the N200b contract money, ensuring the project moves forward as necessary.

The Governor warned traditional leaders and young people not to obstruct the project’s progress. As anyone found disrupting the project may face suspension or prosecution. He emphasized the need for appropriate support. Noting that there might be some short-term drawbacks but highlighting the overall advantages in the long run.

While the Port Harcourt Ring Road project is in progress, Governor Fubara reaffirmed that his administration would continue to prioritize other important sectors, such as the health sector, by offering resources, infrastructure, and assistance to provide the finest services to Rivers State residents.

Dr. Ritcher, the managing director of Julius Berger, acknowledged the company’s involvement in the infrastructural transformation of the previous administration. He vowed to deliver the project without sacrificing quality or timeliness. He also expressed gratitude for the company’s continued support.

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