June 25, 2007

DrainageNews - Hope dims for PH airport as Julius Berger - Business Day

Hopes of an early reopening of the Port Harcourt International Airport is growing dim as construction giant, Julius Berger has refused to return to work. Business Day gathered that several meetings between the company and the state government, failed to get Julius Berger back to work. A senior government official who spoke to Business Day weekend said the Celestine Omehia administration had decided to employ other contractors in the sites Julius Berger had abandoned. Airport manager, Franklyn Nwosu, told Business Day that no work was going on, and that there was no information on plans to give the contract to other contractors. He confirmed that out of the jobs expected to be done, which included resurfacing of the old runway, expansion of Apron, rehabilitation of total air field lighting system and rehabilitation of terminal building, only resurfacing of the old runway had been done half way. The rehabilitation of air field lighting system, expansion of apron and rehabilitation of terminal building are yet to start because the approval is still undergoing the due process in Abuja, according to Nwosu. read me

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