Governor Udom Emmanuel has expressed satisfaction with the level of progress on the new international terminal building project at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo.
Governor Emmanuel in an unscheduled project inspection visit to the airport on Wednesday, expressed satisfaction at the quality of work done by VKS Construction Company on the project, saying the new terminal will serve as a major gateway to rapid development in the State.
“This is one of the major gateways to our economic development not just for Nigeria, but the entire Africa, and I want to thank the contractors who are quite on schedule because if they miss the schedule they miss our target”.
The State Chief Executive hinted that the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on the Maintenance Repairs and Overhaul(MRO) facility of the International airport, emphasizing that the airport is compared to any international airport in the world.
“This is the only state that is building this kind of international terminal building, no state in the whole of Africa is doing this, look at the quality of airport that we are giving to Nigeria it is comparable to any international airport in the world.
“In terms of facilities our runway is category two, in terms of installations and infrastructures and what we are trying to do here, and you know we just signed an MoU on the MRO we are pushing forward”.
Also speaking briefly with Government House Correspondents, the State Commissioner for Special Duties, Rt. Hon. Okpolupm Etteh described Governor Emmanuel as a man of quality and expressed delight in the Governor’s remarks over the pace of work at the new terminal building construction site.
The Commissioner assured the continuous diligence of the Ministry’s technical team in supervising the work to a premium completion.
Hear him: “I am very happy that the Governor is satisfied with what the Ministry and the contractors are doing.
“We are the ones supervising what they are doing there.
“We have the Ministry’s team there, the Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and all classes of technical workers from the Ministry.”