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At 75% means possible delivery of Apapa-Wharf Road before year end—Dangote

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The Project Manager, AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd., Mr. Tunde Jimoh has disclosed that barring any last minute hitch, the reconstruction works on Apapa-Wharf Road will be delivered before the end of 2018.

This, according to him, is based on the achieved 75 per cent completion by the company upon all the earlier distractions caused by infrastructure obstructions and relocation of underground and surface utilities in the Right of Way (RoW) of the project.

Explaining more to journalists on Sunday, the Project Director, Mr Bosun Kalejaiye said the outbound section had been completed, while the second part, inbound Apapa, had recorded 25 per cent progress, saying that the entire project was 75 per cent completed.

While noting that AG Dangote Construction Company had deployed more personnel and equipment to recover the time lost during relocation of underground and surface utilities in the Right of Way (RoW) of the project.

He said “We are moving with one gang from section four toward section one and we have another gang from section one moving toward section four. Our focus is to finish the project, good quality works by July.

“Our commitment is total. We have brought in additional equipment to speed up. That is why we are focused on finishing the concrete pavement by July,’’ he said.

Kalejaiye said that the issue of high vehicular traffic on the axis was being properly managed by the Traffic Consultant of the project, MIS Advisory.

Providing an overview of the project, the Project Manager said that work on the CMS/Ijora bound carriageway was completed and progress is being recorded on the Apapa bound carriageway.

According to him, “Presently, we are 75 per cent completed; the balance of 25 per cent would be completed this month.

“The configuration of the road is about 80cm. Imagine a road with a thickness like this. This is one of its kind here (Nigeria); considering the kind of high traffic we have here (Apapa).

“We have a sub-grade stabilised with hardcore. After the stabilisation with hardcore, we have impermeable layer which is 10cm of sand cement.

“Apart from that, we also have the sub-soil drainage that drains out the water underneath the sand cement. Afterwards, we have the stone base which is about 200mm well compacted.

“On top of this 200mm stone base, we are having our 250mm rigid pavement which is re-enforced with 10mm mesh,’’ Jimoh said.

In a statement, the Group Head, Corporate Communications at Dangote Group, Mr Anthony Chiejina, quoted Kalejaiye as saying that the road project was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) of the Dangote Cement Plc.

Business Hilights gathered that the 43km rigid pavement will be delivered before or by December.

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