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FG, NLNG begin talks on N120 billion Bonny-Bodo road
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

After decades of proposing to construct the Bonny-Bodo Road in Rivers, the Federal Government and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited have started discussion on the takeoff of construction of the road.

NLNG Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tony Attah, said the company is working with the Federal Government through the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to conclude on the commencement of construction of the road put at  N120 billion.

He said the NLNG would bear 50 per cent of the cost of the road construction, which translates to N60billion. The 39-kilometre road will be the channel to connect the Bonny Island NLNG's host community to land.

The Bonny Road is a Federal Government's project, which has been on the drawing board since the 1970s. But to expedite action on it, the Nigeria LNG offered to partner the government by providing 50 per cent of the cost of the project. Attah also noted that the NLNG was progressing with its plans to make Bonny a mini Dubai in the next 25 years.

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