The 15.1km Ndon Eyo-Ikot Akpatek-Ikwe-Odio Road is on course, and contrary to speculations, has not been abandoned by the contractors, VKS.
A visit to the project location on Monday by newsmen shows that work is ongoing at one of the three bridges on the road.
According to the report, “piling of pillars had already been concluded on the other two bridges. 6.3 kilometres of the road is dual carriage way, and this includes the dual bridges. The bridges are 90 meters, 40 meters, and 15 meters respectively”.
The project supervior, Hidayet Dogan of VKS, who was seen on site supervising the project, has assured that the road has not been abandoned, promising that before the end of this year, the project would be completed.
“With the tedious process of relocating swamps in most parts of the road, it does appear the construction is not as fast as other roads in that axis of the state.”
The project supervisor explained that some of his company’s equipment which were faulty needed to be replaced, adding that some more equipment earlier ordered are arriving the site from Port Harcourt soon to enhance the speedy execution of the project.
“Tell Akwa Ibom people that there is nothing like abandonment of this project.
“We are working hard to complete the road project and taking account of the weather, in nine months, we should finish this road,” he added.