Work on the long-awaited second Niger bridge has commenced. Wolfgang Goetsch, Managing Director of Julius Berger stated this at the 43rd annual general meeting of the company in Abuja.
Goetsch also said the Federal Government had given Julius Berger a letter of intent, which would enable it to do preliminary work such as, soil testing and engineering design.
According to him, the bridge is to be built under the private public partnership arrangement. Goetsch said: “A consortium that included a company from South Africa participated in the bidding for the project.
In January 2013, our group became the preferred bidder.
We are excited because it will be the first of its kind in Nigeria”.