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Port Harcourt Flyover Bridges: Govt Embarks On Demolition Of Marked Structures



Poised to achieve early delivery of the three Flyover Bridges undertaken by the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike in parts of Port Harcourt, the state capital, officials of the construction firm, Julius Berger Plc and Rivers State Ministry of Works have embarked on the demolition of marked structures.

The officials backed by earth moving equipment carefully brought down the structures to create right of way for the Rebisi Flyover Bridge (former Garrison).

Prior to the demolition exercise, Governor Wike met with traders and residents to sensitise them on the necessity of the exercise last week.

The construction work continued as the bulldozers brought down the structures that the Rivers State Government has paid compensation for.

Speaking in an interview, Finn Drosdowski, project manager, Julius Berger Port Harcourt Flyover Bridges, expressed happiness that the demolition exercise was peaceful.

“We are happy with the peaceful demolition of marked structures to create space for the construction of Rebisi Flyover Bridge.

“We thank officials of the Ministry of Works for their support and we know we will achieve our target. We have been working for two months and we have done 12 to 14 per cent of the work. At the beginning it was a little slow, but we are on track,” he said.

The Julius Berger official said that the projects will be delivered on schedule.

He said: “I appeal to the people to cooperate with us. For every project, the people suffer at the beginning, but they will enjoy the project at the end.

“The three locations where we are constructing flyover bridges are places with traffic congestion. After the construction, the issue of traffic congestion would be resolved. I am confident that we will finish the projects on schedule.”

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