By Our Correspondent
Barely two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the construction of the 260km superhighway in Cross River, German quality control experts have arrived the state to ensure strict compliance to international best practice.
Speaking to newsmen in Calabar, shortly on arrival, some of the expatriates, Engineer Frank Neobaver and Mr. Gauther Honisch said they were eager to kick start the projects which they described as very iconic in Africa by ensuring quality and timely delivery.
They promised to bring their over ten years of professional expertise in bridge and road constructions round the world to bear and deliver a project that will not only meet international standard but speak for itself.
“We are setting up a state of the art quality control laboratory in Cross River to enable us carryout first hand test of all materials for all the signature projects and we are hopeful that this will serve as a boost to our job in the state,” Mr. Honisch added.
Chairman, Cross River State Infrastructure Company Ltd, (INFRACROSS), High Chief Lihwu Eugene Akeh, pointed out that there was need to bring quality control engineers on site because the state needs endorsement of their signatures to be sure of quality of roads to be delivered.
He stressed that with the engagement of the expatriates, the state will now deliver on road of its dream, constructed in compliance with global standards to stand the test of time.
Also speaking, the Special Assistant to the Governor, Technical, Mr. Eric Akpo, who reiterated that work on the superhighway is currently ongoing, maintained that the Governor wants to ensure that all his projects are delivered according to international standards without compromise at any point, no matter how challenging the terrain will be.
He added that Governor Ben Ayade is passionate about the 260km superhighway which is designed with ultramodern road furniture.
He assured that the project will be delivered as a true signature project in sub-Saharan Africa and will enhance socio-economic development in the region.
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