Written by on June 7, 2021

The Rivers State government has signed a contract of twenty five point nine billion naira with Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for the construction of Dr. Peter Odili cancer and cardio vascular Disease Diagnostic and Treatment center.

The cancer and cardiovascular Disease Diagnostic and treatment centre which would be located at Rumuokwuta in Obio/Akpor local government area will be completed within fourteen months.

Speaking during the signing of the agreement at Government House Port Harcourt the state governor Nyesom Wike stated that the project is part of his promise during his inaugurating in May 29, 2015 to provide Rivers people the best of basic facilities needed to make life conducive and meaningful.

Governor Wike directed the state commissioner for finance to immediately release seventy percent of the contractual sum to the construction company to enable them expedite work on the project and complete if within the stipulated time frame.

He also urged the management of the company to engage more man power to meet up the high number of projects at their disposal with a view to actualizing the delivery time fo the project

In his remarks the managing director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Dr. Lars Richter who noted that the centre will serve as a catalyst for the upliftment of the healthcare needs for Rivers people s well as reduce medical tourism among Nigerians assured that the project would be delivered within the stipulated time frame to serve the purpose for which is provided for.

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