Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has lauded indigenous construction giant, HENSEK Integrated Services, on the quality and standard of job done in the construction of 9.5Km Ring-Road-3.
The State Governor, who also urged that the standard be sustained, stated this during an on-the-spot inspection of the project, which span through Aka Road, Oron Road and Nwaniba Road with three Roundabouts.
He noted that HENSEK does not only work in accordance with speed needed to beat the Completion Agenda dateline, but has equally put in expertise that would promote quality and set standard in the construction of such project in the country.
In his words, “I am happy that we gave HENSEK this job to stretch his capacity. In life, people do better when you stretch their capacity quotient and I am sure that the quality of the job done here meets any international standard.”
Commenting on the value added advantage of the project, Governor Emmanuel revealed that Ring Road-3 underground drainage facility has taken flood out of many communities within Uyo, pointing out that the road has many lanes with medians that measure up to 1.5 meters.
He said on completion, the project will promote socio-economic activities in the state, and urged the contractor to ensure that the project was delivered within the stipulated period.
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, said the Ministry was living up to biddings in ensuring that standard and timely completion were achieved for commissioning by May,2021.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of HENSEK, Engr. Uwem Okoko, reassured the Governor that the project is undertaken under strict adherence to the specifications and terms of the contract.
He said “We are following strictly the specifications. We have service dots at every five hundred meters (500m), crossing from the beginning to the last lane. The medians are also as wide as 1.5meters.”
“Your Excellency, the construction of underground drainage to de-flood communities along this road is one hundred percent completed. There is no community along Ring Road 3 that will not be dredged. We will also install solar streetlights along the service lanes, and conventional street lights in the other lanes,” Engr. Okoko noted.
While listing other benefits of the project, Engr. Okoko added that the road was designed to ease the movement of people and goods along Nwaniba Road, Oron Road, Aka Road, and Ibesikpo, with an added advantage of being designed as a basin to carry all the water from Ifa, Timber Market Area and empty it into the Julius Berger canal that takes water to Ibesikpo.
The Ring Road-3 project, when completed, will link Nsukara Offot axis of Nwaniba Road with Nung Oku, off Aka Nung Udoe Road, crossing Oron Road to give road users alternative choices against congesting the city.