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Borini Prono, the contractor on the construction of the Tin Can Trailer Park along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway , has urged patience from all Apapa stakeholders as construction work continues on the park two weeks after it was scheduled to be thrown open to truck drivers.
The park which is, arguably, one of the oldest construction sites in Nigeria today, was scheduled to be completed and opened for use two weeks ago as part of resolutions reached at an emergency stakeholders meeting convened at the instance of Senate Committee on Works for the decongestion of Apapa gridlock.
Lilypond Terminal, which was also billed for opening a day before the trailer park, has been in used for two weeks now and the impact has been palpable as Apapa, especially the bridges, are relatively free of rampaging trailers and tankers.
Expectation is that when the Trailer Park comes on stream, Apapa may be walking back to its days as a sought-after destination for living, business and leisure. But it is not going to be tomorrow or next.
“We are still constrained by the absence of necessary facilities at the park, but we are closer now. We are almost there,” Adedamola Kuti, Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, told BusinessDay on phone Friday afternoon, assuring that the park would be opened once the facilities were in place.
Kuti had disclosed that the opening of the park was being delayed by the absence of water and light at the park which was confirmed by an official of Borini Prono official who pleaded to be anonymous.
However, when BusinessDay visited the project site Friday morning, workers were on site but not working on the two facilities. Apart from one welder who was seen working on an iron structure for the over-head water … Read More...