By Ochuko Etabunor,
Bayelsa State government has issued warring to contractors handling jobs in the state against executing shoddy jobs, noting that it would ensure its infrastructure projects underway across the state meet world-class standards and provide value for money.
The Chairman of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Mr Ebiye Tarabina stated this on Monday during the inspection of ongoing projects in the state.
He said the projects were designed to meet the highest standards specified in their contracts.
Tarabina advised contractors on state government projects to execute their contracts according to standards and specifications, as management would not hesitate to wave the big stick against any erring contractor.
The president warned that the days of entrepreneurs cutting corners just to provide substandard jobs are over.
He said management would spare no effort to ensure contractors honour their contractual agreements.
The president, who noted that Governor Douye Diri remained committed to the completion of all ongoing projects on schedule, instructed the contractors in charge of the various projects to speed up actions on them.
He said the projects undertaken aimed to modernize social facilities in Bayelsa to bring the state in line with the league of cities with world-class infrastructure, thereby making Bayelsa comparable to other developed states.
Tarabina also noted that the gains from the investments made by the current administration in the provision of critical infrastructure would soon be felt positively on a large scale in all sectors.
The president congratulated the company that manages the Yenagoa to Oporoma road project for the speed of the works, noting that the project is strategic and, when completed, would lead to the accelerated development of the state.
The (NAN) reports that the road will connect Yenagoa to Oporoma, the seat of the South Ijaw Local Government Zone, the largest of the eight LGAs which is only accessible by waterways by boat.
Responding to the project site, an indigenous from the Oporoma community, Mr Daniel Brazil, said the project would have a positive impact on the socio-economic status of the Oporoma community and the LGA of South Ijaw in its area together.
He praised the efforts of Governor Diri for the financing of the project and expressed his gratitude to the CEO for the inspection tour of the project to ensure the compliance of the contractors.
NAN reports that the projects inspected include: the Nembe Unit Bridge; the Bayelsa Media complex, Ekeki; the Igbogene-Tombia road and the Yenagoa-Oporoma road.
The President was accompanied on the inspection tour by management engineers, department heads, journalists and management support staff. (NOPE).
Additional information from NAN