Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that his administration was developing the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park into a major global tourist attraction.
This is as the state pledged to address the grouse of newspapers vendors who are protesting against the harassment and intimidation of their members by the state’s task force on Illegal markets and motor Parks.
Addressing journalists after inspecting the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park Cinema completed by his administration, Wike said key facilities were being developed to improve the quality of experience at the Park.
He described the new Cinema constructed within the park as a five-star facility that raises the standard of entertainment available to people in the Niger Delta.
Wike said the state government would continue to develop new facilities that would complement existing structures within the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park.
The governor said the new Cinema would be thrown open to the public after the inauguration programme on September 11.
According to him, his administration was determined to ensure that the beauty of Port Harcourt was restored and the city made a major tourism destination in the country.
The governor also inspected ongoing projects in GRA and other parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
He said the administration would roll out several projects to mark the first one hundred days of his second term.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State government has said it is addressing the harassment and intimidation of newspaper vendors in the state by the State Taskforce on Street Trading and Illegal Motor Parks.