• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Economic considerations uppermost in our choice of road construction, says Uduaghan

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Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has said that apart from social benefits, economic variables were highly considered before roads are awarded for construction in the state.

Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after inspecting the progress of work done on a 7.6-kilometre Umeh Road in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, Uduaghan disclosed that in line with his commitment towards Delta Beyond Oil economic variables were paramount for executing projects in the state.

“This is an economic viable road in line with our aspirations towards achieving the policy thrust of Delta Beyond Oil and this road will open up the rural communities for them to take their agricultural produce to the cities”, the governor said.

He observed that when completed, a lot of communities would benefit from the road, adding that it was estimated to be completed within 18 months but the flood which ravaged coastal communities, especially communities in Delta State affected the project.

According to the governor, while the flood washed away the sand, it also threw up the challenge of constructing a bridge where box culvert was designed to be constructed.

He assured the people of Umeh and those who will make use of the road that efforts are on to complete the stone base work of the road and possibly tar the road before the rains becomes much.

Uduaghan commended the people of Umeh for ensuring that the construction company’s operations were not hampered, reiterating his commitment towards serving the people of the state selflessly.

Also, the governor on Tuesday inspected ongoing projects in Ughelli, Ekpan and Warri.

The governor, who was accompanied by the chief of staff, Government House, Festus Okubor, and civil commissioners while at Ughelli, inspected the schools being constructed and the level of work done at the dual carriageway.

He expressed satisfaction at the level of work done at the culvert being done on Housing Complex Road, Ekpan and also expressed satisfaction that the contractor handling the refinery road project, Jihad Aoun, has assured that asphalting of the road would be completed before May 29, 2013.