Approval of N222.1bn for Trans-Kalabari Road Project by Fubara

The Trans-Kalabari Road project has been given the green light by the Rivers State Executive Council, led by Governor Siminalayi Fubara, with a substantial budget of N222.1 billion.

The Council, including Deputy Governor Prof Ngozi Odu, reached this decision during a meeting at the Government House on Wednesday.

Warisenibo Joseph Johnson, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, revealed to reporters after the meeting that the project will be funded from the state’s internally generated revenue.

In a statement by Nelson Chukwudi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Rivers State Governor, Johnson stressed that 30 percent of the mobilization fee has already been paid out, and the project is expected to be completed in 32 months, with the contractor ready to initiate the work promptly.

According to Johnson, “The contract worth N222,114,563,830.2 has been awarded for the Trans-Kalabari Road. This road will span from NSS Pathfinder near Mgbuodohia Community, stretching about 2 KM to the Aker Base Road in Rumuolumeni Community of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.”

He elaborated, “The road will pass through the swamps behind the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rumuolumeni, heading south towards the first bridge crossing, and then through a series of bridges, connecting several communities up to Tombia Town.”

Johnson also highlighted, “We anticipate completing this project in 32 months, solely utilizing our Internally Generated Revenue. There will be no external borrowing for this significant infrastructure development.”

He emphasized that the contractual sum of N222.1 billion exceeds the investment in the ongoing Port Harcourt Ring Road project, attributing this to the challenging terrain with swamps and river crossings that the Trans-Kalabari Road will traverse, necessitating extensive bridge construction and piling works.

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