FG Awards Contract For PH Airport Fencing

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The Federal Government has awarded the contract for boundary fencing of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.
FAAN’s Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Mr Victor Arisa, who disclosed this to The Tide last week in his office, said work would soon commence at the site.
Mr Arisa said already the management is currently meeting with the affected communities – Ipo and Omagwa over the boundary fencing project of the airport.
According to him, surveyors from the consultant were around last week and were also part of the consultation team with the communities.
He explained that the boundary fencing is different from the perimeter fencing with the latter being handled by the World Bank.
He said the issue of compensation of host communities may delay the commencement of work on the project but assured that adequate compensation would be met to satisfy the aspiration the people of the affected communities.
It would be recalled that the regional manager of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa last two weeks during the visit of FAAN board to the airport had stressed the need for perimeter fencing and security access road and other navigational installations at the airport.
The airport, in 2005 recorded a history, when an Airfrance plane crushed into herd of cattle at the runway of the airport. Although over 100 international passengers survived the incident without injuries, some parts of the airline was damaged.