2nd Niger Bridge still on course – FG

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Federal Min­istry of Works has dis­missed re­ports sug­gest­ing that work on the sec­ond River Niger Bridge has been sus­pended due to non-com­pli­ance with en­vi­ron­men­tal laws.

A state­ment is­sued by the min­istry`s di­rec­tor of in­for­ma­tion, Bisi Ag­bon­hin, said work on the River Niger Bridge project continues to progress ac­cord­ing to sched­ule.

“We are en­sur­ing timely com­ple­tion of the Bridge, which is set to be ex­e­cuted un­der the Pub­lic Pri­vate Part­ner­ship (PPP) ar­range­ment for a con­ces­sional pe­riod of 25 years through the De­sign, Build, Fi­nance, Op­er­ate and Trans­fer (DBFOT) model,” the min­istry said.

“Un­der an Early Works Ar­range­ment, the nom­i­nated EPC con­trac­tor, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has com­menced full mo­bi­liza­tion to site and timely ex­e­cu­tion of sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties is an­tic­i­pated,” it fur­ther ex­plained.

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