By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURTâ€”RIVERS State Government has directed indigenous contractors handling some of its construction projects to improve on the quality of job or risk losing their contracts. Commissioner for Works, Dakoku Peterside, gave this charge while inspecting some ongoing projects in the state.
According to him, the quality of some of the jobs being handled by some of the local contractors is below expectation.
He also appealed to all contractors to ensure they doubled their efforts to cover enough grounds before the rain sets in.
Peterside said the government had resolved that all ongoing jobs must be completed before the end of the year.
Commending the contractor handling the Isiokpo-Elele-Omerelu road dualisation project for the quality of work done, the Commissioner, nevertheless, urged the firm to speed up work on the road as it had direct bearing on wealth creation and quality of living of people of the state.
He directed the firm handling the Egbeda-Omerelu road project to carry out laboratory test on asphalt and other construction materials being used for the job, and appealed for the project to be ready by April.
He also told the firm handling the Rumuokwuta-NTA-Choba road to ensure the project was completed by April this year
On the portion of Aba road where work is ongoing, the Commissioner directed the contractor to come up with measures to ease traffic congestion caused by its operations on the road.
He assured that the first phase of UTC-Azikiwe-Lulu Briggs road project would be concluded before the end of March.