Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stepped up the activities of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority (GPHCDA) in housing delivery by signing a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with Masta Services Company Limited to construct 2,000 residential houses in the proposed PH Airport City.
First phase of the scheme is planned to deliver 500 units each, comprising of detached duplex, four-bedroom duplex and terraced houses of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It will be located on 85 hectares of land delineated for this purpose.
GPHCDA’s Committee on Investments Chairman Mr. Emma Wike, who represented the Board Chairman, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, assured the investor that contrary to perceptions of insecurity about the state, the PH Airport City is a safe haven for investment. He lauded Masta Services for its confidence in the vision of the government, urging others to leverage the opportunities for investment in the state.
Masta Services Company Limited Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Ugo Ohuabunwa assured that every segment of the state and the host community had been factored into the project as it would accommodate both the high and low-income earners. He said the project would create over 3,000 jobs.
Business Hilights gathered that the Airport City is planned to be fully self-reliant in power, water and waste management, and will be serviced with schools, medical facility, fire service station, police posts and other security systems. It will have asphalt roads with sufficient provision for greens and recreation parks. The city will be located near the Port Harcourt International Airport and within the Phase 1A Area of the Greater Port Harcourt Development Area, which covers 2,500 hectares.
Speaking at the signing, its Administrator, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, said the project was in tune with Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration’s desire to provide quality and affordable housing for the citizens in line with the United Nations Habitat Agency Charter.