By Saidu Adamu
Ibi (Taraba), Sept. 25, 2020 The Taraba Government has assured RCC construction firm handling the building of the bridge across river Ibi in Ibi Local Government Area of the state of adequate security and cooperation of residents to ensure speedy completion of the project.
Gov. Darius Ishaku gave the assurance during his visit to the site of the Chinese company on Friday in Ibi.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the award of the N57 billion contract, which according to him, had been on the drawing board since the 1960s.
Ishaku said that when completed, the bridge across the river Benue would ease movement of goods and services as well as improve commercial activities within the North-Central and the North-East.
He urged the people of Ibi and Wukari local government areas, who would be the first beneficiaries of the project, to give maximum support and encouragement to the contractors and other visitors that may be coming for related activities.
Earlier while welcoming the Governor to the site, the site Engineer, Mr Adetona Elijah, disclosed that all stages of soil tests for the project had been completed.
Elijah said that building materials and other equipment had started arriving in Ibi.
He also disclosed that all materials would be on site before the end of October.
He explained that if all things moved as planned, the project would be delivered before the end of 2021.
The site engineer recalled that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the award of the 2.3 km bridge and eight kilometres road at the cost of N57 billion in June 2017.