In its bid to effect infrastructural facelift in the state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has approved six roads to be constructed in three senatorial zone of the state. The state is also positioning the Asaba airport to be one of the best international ones in the country, as it already has the second longest runway in Nigeria.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah disclosed this on Wednesday during the press briefing of post executive meeting by presided governor Okowa.
According to Ukah, the executive meeting which held on Tuesday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa approved six roads in three senatorial zone for easy accessibility to the rural communities.
“The exco graciously approved 24km road of Ejeme-Aniogo-Nsukwa- Ndemili road which will take more than 12 months calendar to be completed due to the nature of the road”, Ukah explained.
The government will be rehabilitating also, a 3.7km Amai-Abi- Ezionum road, 3.1km off Udu road, in Udu Local Government, while the palace road in Oporoza, capital of Gbaramatu kingdom were approved. A concrete road will also be constructed in Obidunor, Warri South Local Government.
In his presentation, Ukah argued that most of the roads are meant to meet the needs of the people, and build development. “It’s not about how long the roads are, but, are they meeting the needs of the people?”
He also disclosed that, apart from building a massive state secretariat to house all MDAs, Delta is building an international airport in Asaba, with the second longest runway in Nigeria.
“It’s not just about physical infrastructure. What about the massive job creation industry we started? Our star project is that the state is moving forward, and that the people are getting what they needed from a government”.
He also disclosed that the spots causing drainage blockage in Asaba have been identified and will be dealt with before February ending “The major black spots causing blockages in the drainage system have been identified and will be complete by February ending. It’s at Okpanam and DLA roads in the state capital”.