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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Obiano To Dualize Major Roads, Construct More Bridges In Second Tenure


Governor Willie Obiano says his administration will in its second term, commence the dualization of major roads in Nnewi, Awka and Onitsha to ensure free flow of traffic in the areas.

Speaking during a town hall meeting with key stakeholders and opinion leaders in the State at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Center in Awka, Governor Obiano disclosed that eight more bridges will be constructed in the three senatorial districts of the State for enhanced communication.

According to the Governor, all these have been factored into the State 2018 budget and the implementation will start immediately, the budget is passed by the State House of Assembly.

The Governor said that his administration has commenced the installation of thirty-three kva high tension line from Awada, Obosi to Nnewi North and South Local government areas, adding that the project is to cover thirty-three communities in Nnewi North and South, as well as some parts of Idemili and Ihiala Local Government Areas.

Governor Obiano, who noted that major industries in the state are located in the benefitting communities, explained that though the electrification scheme is a Federal government project, his government decided to undertake it because of the impact it will have on its industrialization blue print.

According to the Governor, when completed, the project will help achieve fifteen to sixteen hours per day power supply in the communities, assuring that the project will be completed within one month.

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