Nigeria’s leading engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has signed new contracts with the Rivers State Government for the construction of two new flyovers and another road dualization project in Port Harcourt.
The contract-signing ceremony, which held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Port Harcourt was presided over by His Excellency, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, CON. Others present at the ceremony include the Deputy Governor of the State, Her Excellency, Dame Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Members of the Rivers State Executive Council, the Honourable Speaker and Members of the Rivers State Assembly, Elders, Chiefs, and senior civil servants in the state.
The Governor thanked leaders in the state for giving support to his administration. He also commended the State’s trusted and ever-dependable infrastructure development partner, Julius Berger, for its commanding engineering standards, reliable project delivery, and for its standout quality.
On his part, the Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter thanked the Governor and River State Government for the trust continually reposed in Julius Berger for the construction of the state’s major infrastructural development works. He, on behalf of the Board and Executive Management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, promised that the three new projects will also be delivered to the traditional great quality, the Julius Berger standard, and within the contractual project timeline.
Richter said that the engineering construction company had earlier successfully delivered six flyovers, which now satisfactorily serve the people of Rivers State and indeed Nigerians. He also said three more flyovers by Julius Berger are at completion stages while another is progressing at a fantastic pace.
The newly signed flyover project contracts, which have a completion period of ten months, will be located at the Rumuokuta and NTA-Choba Road, Obia Akpo Local Government. A contract was also signed for the dualization of Azikiwe Street, Iloabuchi Road in Port Harcourt with a completion period of six months.
Gov. Wike called his administration’s construction of twelve Flyovers amongst other infrastructures in Rivers State within four years since 2019, a record-breaking feat in the history of Nigeria.
Recall that Governor Wike and Julius Berger’s Managing Director, Engr. Dr Lars Richter, along with the company’s regional and project management team in Port Harcourt, recently went on a joint inspection of several infrastructure projects. One of them is the Dr. Peter Odili Cancer and Cardio-vascular Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Port Harcourt, which is under construction by Julius Berger for the Rivers State Government.
Accompanying Julius Berger’s Managing Director to the event were the company’s Regional Manager, South-East/South-South, Engr. Juergen Fischer, South-East/South-South Project Coordinator, Chief Sam Ngbor, Special Projects Manager, Rimon Marisho, Project Manager, Engr. Terna, Contract Manager, Mrs. Efe and the Head, Media Relations Office, Prince Moses Duku.