Julius Berger Reveals When Second Niger Bridge Will Be Completed
Julius Berger Nigeria Limited has revealed that the ongoing work in the second Niger Bridge will be completed on February 28, 2022.
This information was disclosed by the Project Director, Mr. Frederick Weiser, when Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State inspected ongoing work at the project site in Ogbaru near Onitsha on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Weiser said the contract for the construction of the Bridge was awarded over the years but was abandoned due to poor funding and failure to mobilize the contractor to the site.
According to him, the Bridge is 1.6 kilometers long with 3.3 kilometers adjoining room from Delta and another seven kilometers at the Anambra end.
The project director, who disclosed that the project was awarded at N206 billion, said the Federal Government had so far released about 15 percent of the contract sum.
Weiser explained that the firm was currently constructing beams and doing piling work on the Bridge.
“The biggest challenge we had before now was the rising water level of River Niger which has now receded,” he told Obiano.
In his remarks, Gov. Obiano commended the Federal Government for releasing huge sums for the project, and expressed optimism that the project will be completed on schedule.
The governor described the bridge as “very important to the South East and the nation” and commended the contracting firm for its zeal to complete the job.