Inter-BAU Construction Limited, the contractor handling the remodelling of the Port Harcourt Airport Terminal has assured of the quality of job at the Port Airport Terminal, adding that the first phase of work in the terminal building will be completed this April.
Chairman of the Company, Sir Nath Okechukwu, who spoke in Lagos on Thursday said his firm has been handling construction for the Federal Airport Authority Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for about 20 years.
He added that Inter-BAU Construction Company is also into maintenance of facilities, assuring that Port Harcourt Airport terminal will be the project to beat in the Airport remodelling project. ?
To buttress his argument, Okechukwu cited two projects that the company executed for the airport authority to include the resurfacing of the 18 right runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and the construction of access roads in the same airport.
The Chairman stated that ever since these projects were executed by his company, there has never been any complain from the authority, adding that these projects are there for Nigerians to verify.
He also said that during one of the inspection tours of the project by the Managing Director of FAAN, Mr George Uriesi to the terminal, he described what Inter-BAU has done so far to be one of the best of the 11 airport terminal being remodelled.
On when the Port Harcourt Airport terminal would? be completed, Okechukwu, said the remodelling of the terminal is in two phases ,adding that the company’s projection is to complete the first phase this April.
“The Port Harcourt Airport terminal remodelling and expansion are in phases. There is phase one and there is also phase two. For the first one we hope to round off by the end of April that is the time lag we have given and we hope to stick to it” he said.??
On challenges encountered so far, he said, ”The challenges are multiple. Bearing in mind that it is a remodelling, reconstruction,? as we mobilise to site and as work commenced we observed that there were a lot of things that were not captured in the bill but as you are on site, you see the need, the necessity to do them and in the course of that we try to get authorisation.
“You will note that it is a tripartite arrangement. You have the contractor, the consultant and you have your client and as much as possible we have tried to raise all these issues to the client via the consultant”, he added.?