Mkpoikana Udoma 17 April 2016, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – In a bid to develop a modern marine transport sector, the Rivers State Government has commenced the reconstruction of the ATC Jetty in Okrika.
The government is also reconstructing the Bille and Bonny Jetties in Port Harcourt.
This is in line with the New Rivers Vision Development Blueprint of Governor Nyesom Wike which seeks to create a safe and secure marine transportation system across the riverine communities of the state.
Governor Wike, during an inspection visit to the Bille Jetty in Borokiri, Port Harcourt, directed the Ministry of Transport to work with relevant technocrats to revive dilapidated jetties across the state.
The governor, represented by Mr. Akie Fubara, the commissoner of Transport, noted that his administration remained committed to ensuring that Rivers people travel in safety to their respective communities as they engage in their socio-economic activities.
Mr. Fubara also inspected the ATC jetty reconstruction project at Okrika, expressing satisfaction that the contractor has commenced the reconstruction of the strategic jetty with the deployment of necessary equipment and materials.