The Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, in a warm handshake with the Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc,
Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, at the Rivers State Executive Council Chambers after the contract-signing ceremony for the construction of the Port Harcourt Ring
Road last Tuesday
Nigeria’s leading and most dependable engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and the Rivers State Government have signed a contract for the construction of the Port Harcourt Ring Road in the state.
During the contract-signing ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House in Port Harcourt last Tuesday, the State Governor, His Excellency Sir Siminalayi Fubara was full of commendation for the construction company saying that the fact that Julius Berger has its successful professional imprint on every landmark project in the state qualifies the company to get the fresh contract.
He said, “…we are happy today because we are doing something good. Today is a special day for me and my team. We are signing this contract because of the calibre and experience of the construction company involved. For Julius Berger, the reason why we are engaging you for this project is because of your history of achieving high standard landmark infrastructures and capital projects in Rivers State.“
Governor Fubara in appreciating Julius Berger‘s excellent and shinning performance signature in Rivers State further said, “…there is hardly any landmark project in this state that you have not been involved in, be they flyovers, roads, buildings medical centres and so on. As contractors, Julius Berger has professionally discharged its obligations. Therefore, we know that this Ring Road project awarded to the company will also be completed on schedule. With Julius Berger, there is nothing like abandoned project anywhere in Rivers State.“
On the Government’s part, the Governor said of the N195.3billon contract sum for the Port Harcourt Ring Road, the Rivers State Government will pay 77%, totalling about N150billion to commence the works.
Governor Fubara also assured the contractors, Julius Berger that the State Government is committed to paying the balance once it is certified that Julius Berger has completed about 75% of the job.
According to Gov Fubara, the project will span six local government areas of the state including, Okrika, Eleme, Echie, Ikwerre and Obia-Akpor even as he advised the people of the project area to responsibly cooperate with the contractors to accomplish the project as scheduled.
R-L: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Delegation – Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, Chairman, Mutiu Sunmonu, CON, Deputy Regional Manager South-south & South-east operations, Engr. Rimon Marisho, Project Coordinator, South-south and South-east operations, Chief Sam Ngbor, Project Manager, Engr. Taner Oezerkan, Head, Media Relations Office, Prince Moses
Duku, Fnipr; and Senior Contract Manager, Barr. (Mrs) Omonigho Brown at the Rivers State Executive Council Chambers during the contract-signing ceremony for the construction of the Port Harcourt Ring Road, last Tuesday
The Governor said “This project will run for 36 months so that before the twilight of the current administration we will complete and commission it.“
On his part, the Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, told the government and people of Rivers State that though the company had been challenged several times with the construction of important infrastructural projects in Rivers State, it has never failed any of such engineering construction challenges, as every such contract awarded to the company had been delivered successfully and always before scheduled delivery date.
Dr Richter described the company’s success story in Rivers State as a product of Julius Berger’s commitment to the strong partnership between the company and the Rivers State Government, saying that the Port Harcourt Ring Road project consists of 45km long dualised road, 6nos flyover bridges and ond one creek bridge.
Dr Richter, on behalf of the Board of Directors and Management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, thanked the Governor for the State Government’s continuing trust in the company, and for giving the company the opportunity to deliver the biggest project with the Rivers State Government, to date.
The Rivers State Governor led his Deputy and cabinet members and other high-ranking State Government Officials to the ceremony.
The Julius Berger delegation to the Port Harcourt Ring Road contract-signing ceremony included the company’s Chairman, Mutiu Sunmonu, CON; Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter; Deputy Regional Manager, Engr. Rimon Marisho; Project Coordinator, South-south and South-east operations, Chief Sam-Ngbor; Project Manager, Engr. Taner Oezerkan; Senior Contract Manager, Barr. (Mrs) Omonigho Brown; and the Company’s Head of Media Relations, Prince Moses Duku,Fnipr.