John ODHE, Yenagoa
The chairman of the Directorate for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Ebiye Tarabina has charged contractors handling Bayelsa state government projects to execute their contract jobs according to standard and specifications.
Tarabina gave the directive during an inspection tour of ongoing projects in different parts of the state.
According to the chairman, the era when contractors were cutting corners and delivering substandard jobs were over as the directorate would spare no effort in ensuring that contractors keep to contractual agreements.
The chairman who noted that
governor Douye Diri was committed to the completion of all ongoing projects on schedule, charged contractors handling the various projects in the state to expedite action.
He said the projects were largely embarked upon to align the state with the league of cities with world class infrastructures, thus making Bayelsa to be reckon with other developed states.
The former state House of Assembly member added that the gains of the investments of the present administration in provisions of critical infrastructure would soon be positively felt on a large scale in all sectors.
At the Yenagoa/Oporoma Road, the chairman lauded the firm handling the project, CCECC, for the speed of work, noting that the project was strategic and upon completion would lead to the accelerated development of the state.
An indigene of Oporoma community, Mr. Daniel Brazil, who is also an employee of the company stated that the project would impact positively on the socio-economic status of the Oporoma community and southern Ijaw at large.
He commended the efforts of governor Diri aimed at completing ongoing projects and expressed his appreciation to the chairman of the directorate for the project inspection tour to ensure compliance by contractors.
Projects inspected during the tour include: the Nembe Unity Bridge, the Bayelsa Media Complex, Ekeki, Igbogene/Tombia Road and Yenagoa/Oporoma Road.