Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday flagged off the construction of a cinema and chain of restaurants at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, in order to improve its value.
According to Wike, a Five Star Hotel will be constructed at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park to attract more international guests to the state.
Rimon Marisho of Julius Berger Plc, noted that the cinema will have three halls, while it will face the natural lake at the park.
The Governor, who charged Julius Berger Nigeria Plc to take full advantage of the dry season to ensure completion of the projects also directed the contractors to complete the Cinema and Chain of Restaurants by June 2018.
“This project is a huge success. When we started it, some people criticised it, but it has turned out to be the best tourist attraction in the country. Every weekend, over 4000 persons visit the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park. Jobs have created and more jobs will be created for the people of the state,” Governor Wike said.
Wike further urged Julius Berger Nigeria Plc to engage youths in the construction of the project while local businesses should be engaged for supplies.
Governor Wike later toured the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park where he was celebrated by children and youths and also played golf alongside PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus and other prominent Rivers leaders.