Posted by News Express | 5 April 2017 | 2,035 times
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing clearing and prepping of the massive land space at the new Tourism Island in Yenagoa.
The expansive area which is the first planned Government Reserve Area (GRA) in the state is situated around the Government House and shares boundary with River Nun.
A Government House statement said Governor Dickson, who inspected the area on Wednesday alongside other top government officials, noted that when completed it will further open the state capital and attract more investors.
The Governor encouraged privilege Bayelsans and others to take advantage of the unique opportunity and acquire plots to build befitting homes and business outfits that will stand out in the state and added that the new GRA will have state of the art facilities that can be compared anywhere in the world.
He commended the level of work done so far and announced plans by his government to begin sand filling of the area to enable interested developers to commence the erection of their structures.
The Bayelsa chief executive also directed the setting up of a dedicated website to showcase the area pictorially and all activities concerning it as well as its gradual evolution.
Dickson reiterated his administration’s commitment to leave a strong legacy that will remain evergreen in the state and assured Bayelsans that the restoration team is very mindful of the mandate it currently enjoys.
On his part the State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Hon. Kuroekigha Dorgu, explained that the access roads in the new GRA have be mapped out while the plots have also been earmarked for easy allocation.
The Commissioner stated that if previous administrations had taking the initiative, the new GRA would have been close to realisation and thanked Governor Dickson for his desire to ensure that the place comes alive before the end of his tenure.
A plot of land in the proposed new GRA goes for three million naira with an initial interest form of N50,000.