Bayelsa State to construct a VIP airstrip
The Bayelsa State government has allocated N2,5 billion for the construction of an airstrip in Yenagoa, along the Amassoma, Ogobiri and Egbedi axis. The project is handled by Dantata and Sawoe, and should be completed within a year. The new airstrip will ‘serve as a landing-place for aircraft, largely non-commercial airlines, transporting dignitaries’, who now have to travel to Port Harcourt Airport. Apart from this State-owned VIP airstrip, the Federal Government is currently also building an airport in Bayelsa State.