Cross River State GIS Fast Track Takes-Off
CALABAR, July 11, (THEWILL) - The Cross River State Geographic Information System (CRGIS) Lot One, the Fast Track phase is in the process of taking-off at the former Geographic Information System (GIS) Office of Ministry of Lands and Housing.
This was contained in a release by the Project Manager of CRGIS, Arch. Lawrence O’Neil to the Chairman of CRGIS Project Implementation Committee and Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Engr. Bassey Oqua while acquainting the management of the Ministry of the progress of work on the CRGIS project.
Mr. O’Neil stated that the former GIS Unit of the Ministry has been renovated, furnished and handed over to the Consultants Messrs. TTi for the take-off of the Fast Track phase.
He added that the Steering Committee of the CRGIS Project with the State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke as Chairman had recently approved Messrs. International Lands Systems (ILS) as the preferred contractor of all the contractors that made submissions for the technical, commercial and financial bids.
Continuing, he said that the state government is at present engaged in negotiation meetings with the preferred contractor to streamline issues that should fall in line with the government thinking of the entire CRGIS Project.
Meanwhile restructuring and renovation works are continuing at the Town Planning/Surveys Departments axis of the Ministry of Lands and Housing to accommodate the displaced staff of Town Planning Department and the new CRGIS Office.
It should be noted that the Chairman of the CRGIS Project Implementation Committee and Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Engr. Bassey Oqua has constantly reminded management staff of the Ministry that the CRGIS Project, along with Urban/Regional Development Master Plan of the State are key projects of the Senator Imoke administration that are meant to change the face of development in the State.