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Friday, September 29, 2017

Enugwu - Ukwu Road Projects To Be Completed Soon

State government says it will continue to prioritize on road construction across the State, as funds improve.

State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke gave the assurance on behalf of Governor Willie Obiano, while inspecting progress of work on the Enugwu-Ukwu to Onitsha -Enugu Expressway as well as the popular Ring Road.

It was gathered that the contractor gave assurance of ashpalting both roads in three weeks time.

On arrival at a portion of the Ring Road, which spans about fourteen kilometers, work was ongoing, as drainages were almost done, while stone base and cement stabilization was in progress.

Part of the ring road goes through Enugwu-Ukwu, Nise, Nibo and Awka.

According to Deputy Governor Okeke who expressed satisfaction with the quality and pace of work on the road, State government will continue to fulfill it's promises to the people to promote quality standard of living .

While stressing the socioeconomic importance of the road as well as many of such roads across the State, the Deputy Governor urged support for the Governor to enable him consolidate on what had already been started, pointing out that the contractor promised that he will simultaneously work on both roads to deliver them soon.

Speaking, the Project Manager of Master Holdings Limited, Engineer Innocent Okafor, said that funds as well as rain had been major setbacks inhibiting completion of the roads, saying that they are making efforts to meet the target as promised by Governor Obiano.

On adherence to stipulated standard, Engineer Okafor stressed that they are strict on standard, adding that even the ongoing Cement Stabilization was not captured in the contract but is being done to deliver stronger and durable road.

He stressed that it will be done bit by bit, based on provision of funds by State government to complete the entire road in record time.

By Ejike Abana

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