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Governor Dickson gives Progress Report On Bayelsa Airport Project

By Nwokedi Nworisara

"We are currently working with the Federal Ministry of Aviation to develop an international passenger and cargo Airport,which is now under construction.The State Government's contribution to the development of that airport is over 24 Billion Naira. It is a mega project,a lot of sand filling has started. The Federal Government has the responsibility for building the terminal building,the Federal Executive Council has awarded the contract and construction of the Terminal building."

"We hope that, God Willing,the new Airport should be ready next year.It is not a military airfield but the idea the Airforce has just come up with having a smaller Airstrip within the Metropolis that will serve Military purposes which will also be opened for some limited civilian flights is wonderful.More so because we are also thinking of a city Airport within Yenagoa having opened up Yenagoa to the investing world from within and outside."

"We are concerned about a situation where people will land within the state capital and within the city centre,transact their businesses and possibly get back to their various destinations."

Addendum- Picture titles:
1). Unknown to the world,The Runway of the Bayelsa International Airport under construction will be 3.4 kilometers long and dredging as well as sand filling has reached advanced stages

2). Making solid ground out of water; dredging continues as this land mark project is ably piloted by Dantata and Sawoe's project Manager Ralf Fletkau

3). Terminal Building of the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport in Progress by Chinese Firm CCECC today 17/06/2014. Silently an Airport of international standards as promised by Gov Dickson begins to be realized .

4). Here as pilling for a terminal building goes ahead,Captain Ungbuku Henry SSA to the Governor Of Bayelsa State on Aviation (3rd from left) confers with officials of the Federal Government Chinese civil Aviation Contractors CCECC led by Zack ( 2nd from Left) while the BaYelsa State Governor's SSA on Special Duties (Extreme left) Sunny Soroh explains a point.

By Nwokedi Nworisara