October 13, 2017
Construction of Bodo-Bonny Road achieves first milestone
The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has flagged off the construction of the Bodo-Bonny Road in a ground-breaking ceremony in Bonny, Rivers State.
The ceremony kicked-off the start of construction of the the Bodo-Bonny road, a key infrastructure project in the Niger Delta, which is to be jointly funded by the Federal Government and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), and is to be constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (Julius Berger).
Julius Berger's strong track record of reliably delivering critical national infrastructure in Nigeria came up for worthy mention at the ceremony, notably that Julius Berger’s excellent, timely and lasting engineering construction capabilities make the company a top choice for the construction of challenging works, such as the Bodo-Bonny Road.
Technically, the road is a massive undertaking it includes construction of a 39km long road through low lying marshy area, muddy area and swampy area, construction of cross culverts and two mini bridges with a span of 23m each, construction of two creek bridges, Afa Creek Bridge of about 530m length and Nanabie Creek Bridge of about 640m length, construction of a major river bridge of about 750m length over the Opobo Channel.
Julius Berger has been constructing major infrastructure projects across Nigeria since 1965. The company also has a long history on Bonny Island, as the first major contractor to enter the Island over 20 years ago, in the mid-1990’s to carry out infrastructural work for the NLNG plant and have continuously been working on the Island since that time.