Imo state government has commenced the construction of eight units of 16 floor towers that will be dedicated as centenary projects which is estimated to cost N10 billion naira.
Governor Okorocha who spoke with journalists after inspecting the projects, said beyond marking the 100 years of existence of Nigeria as a nation, the high rising buildings are also part of the monumental projects conceived for execution by his administration.
He said 40 percent of the fund for the construction has been paid by the state government to a Korean company, Hajin Construction Limited, the contractor handling the project.
On the economic benefits of the project, Governor Okorocha said it would boost the internally generated revenue for the state, satisfy the desire of Imolites in Diaspora, as well as form a tourist attraction center.
Governor Okorocha pointed out that beyond centenary towers crystal Hotel Portharcourt road, Akachi, Judiciary Headquarters, as well as the Prince and Princess Hotels in Orlu and Okigwe are the monumental projects being executed by his administration.
He gave an assurance that all the projects would be completed before the end of his rescue mission administration.
On the Ahiajioku convention center, built by the immediate past administration of Ikedi Ohakim, Governor Okorocha said it would be reconstructed to a shopping mall.
This, he said will not only serve the people living within the vicinity but also the general public.
Then governor used the occasion to assure the people that present Government House will not be moved from its site, pointing out that international conference hall is to be sited in the area, in addition to other new transformed structures that has already taken place in the government house.
Other projects he inspected are the Kidney Diagnostic Center in Owerri, which the Governor said is built in memory of his father who died of the ailment and in keeping fate to his promises to the people of Imo.
On completion of the project, Okorocha said Nigerians would no more have the need to travel abroad to have kidney transplant.
He also used the occasion to visit the ISOPADEC that is now under construction and the electronic library at Mbieri as well as the new Theatre Arts in the area that will promote culture and tourism.
Beloved Imolites, how does this sound to you?