Rivers State Governor, His Excellency Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has said his administration will be signing the contract for the construction of the single biggest project that will be undertaken by any State in Nigeria and that investors across various sectors are excited and ready for the derivable benefits.
Governor Fubara made this known on Tuesday shortly after inspecting deplorable sections of Degema Street, Harbour Road and Reclamation Road in the old Port Harcourt Township and the ascending section of the bridge connecting Dr Peter Odili Road to Woji Town.
The governor noted that the Port Harcourt Ring Road, traversing six local government areas, will be a legacy project to decongest roads in the various localities within Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor Local Government Areas.
According to him: “When all these places are opened up, people, including the real estate investors, will start moving in there, and businesses will open up because people have started acquiring land there. That is to tell you the importance of the road.”
Regarding the remedial works on the failed sections of the inspected roads, Governor Fubara assured that permanent solutions are being worked out to ensure that the roads are permanently fixed.
Gov Siminalayi Fubara further inspected ongoing works at the Government Secondary School, Emohu. He also had a stop-over at the failed portion of Rumuigbo Road.
He rounded off the inspection tour at Iloabuchi Road, which will be part of the Port Harcourt Ring Road project route.