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Rivers roads projects to boost economy

30 December 2015, 16:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has assured the people of the state his administration would construct critical access roads to strategic towns in the state, with a view to developing the economy.

He gave the assurance on Wednesday as he commissioned the Woji-Akpajo road project at the Eleme Local Government Area.

Wike said the state would witness enhanced development of road infrastructure, which will touch all senatorial districts of the state.

He added the construction of road infrastructure was geared towards the empowerment of the people.

“As we all know the provision of transport infrastructure is critical to the socio-economic advancement of any nation,” Wike said.

Some projects planned for completion in 2016, he said, include construction of the Trans-Kalabari road network, the dualisation of Ahoada – Omoku Road as well as Bori Sapkenwa Road.

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The government would also continue with the construction of inner city roads in Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor and the headquarters of other local government areas.

Accordingly, over N53 billion has been provided for the infrastructure development sub-sector, Wike said.

The governor stressed that the sustained renewal of the state's road infrastructure would ensure that headquarters of different local government areas were accessible by road to enhance the transport of agricultural produce and other economic activities.

“Given the scarcity of public resources and the huge gap in the state’s infrastructure needs, we will use the public private partnership arrangement to mobilise private sector resource for infrastructure development."

This would be in the areas of roads construction, power generation, education, healthcare and other viable projects.

- CAJ News


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