Akpabio signs N28 Billion Naira Road Contract
Akwa Ibom State Government on Monday signed a contract of N28 Billion naira for the construction of the Third Ring Road that will traverse the state Capital .
The road contract was signed between the state Governor Chief Godswill Akpabio and Engineer Woltgang Goetsh the Managing Director of Julius Berger Company.
The first phase of the 12kms road of four lanes begins from the Olusegun Obasanjo way, Uyo and terminates at Oron road with a fly over for the first Phase.
Chief Akpabio explained that Julius Berger Company which won the contract for the road project was awarded the job because of the tract record, ability to mobilise to site and also the ability to ensure speedy delivery of the job by the company.
Governor Akpabio said “ we are satisfied with what Julius Berger has done with the underground drainage and construction of roads in the state, so we have also awarded the extension of the drainage work towards the Tropicana Entertainment Center at Udo Udoma Avenue and government has released the sum of N6 billion for the project”.
He said the project would be delivered within twenty four months noting that it was important to begin mile stone constructions in the state because his administration has just three years and few months in the second term.
Responding, the Managing Director of Julius Berger, Engineer Woltgang Goetsh the Managing Director of Julius Berger Company thanked Akwa Ibom state government for giving the company the opportunity to be part of the uncommon transformation of the state.
He assured that the company would deliver quality job on schedule and congratulated governor Akpabio for the victory at the election Petition Tribunal that delivered its ruling Monday.