Port Harcourt Pleasure Park Will Transform Rivers Economy – Governor Wike

Port Harcourt Pleasure Park Will Transform Rivers Economy – Governor Wike

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the Port Harcourt  Pleasure Park will transform  the  economy of the state as it will be a major revenue  earner when completed. 

Governor Wike also  announced  that  the  Igwuruta-Chokocho road leading  to  the  Food Basket of Rivers State will be completed  and commissioned by September  this year.

Addressing journalists  at the weekend   after inspecting  ongoing  construction  work at the project site, Governor  Wike  said  the park will attract tourists from within and outside  the  country.

The governor  noted that even holiday  makers from the state  who travel  out of the country  for their vacations,  will also patronise  the  ultra-modern Port Harcourt  Pleasure Park. 

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He said: “I am impressed by the  progress of work at the site. The excavation  process is on and by next week more work would have been done. We are determined  to  construct  a park of international  standard  because it will help us conserve foreign exchange  as people will visit the park instead of traveling  overseas .

“We will bring back Port Harcourt  as the tourist centre  of Nigeria.  By December this year, this park will be completed  and  put to use”.

Commenting on the Igwuruta-Chokocho road which is a Federal Road, Governor  Wike expressed happiness with the pace of work by the contractors,  adding that expansion  works would require  demolition  of existing  structures.

He said  that the Rivers State Government will pay the necessary  compensation  to the owners of the structures for the contractors  to continue  work.

The governor commended the people of Ikwerre  and Etche  Local Government Areas  for their support  to the contractors.

He was accompanied  on the project inspection  by top government  functionaries  at the state and local government levels.