By Kasarachi Azuka
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has directed work to move on higher pace to ensure the Asaba International Airport would be functional in May 2018. He disclosed that the on-going construction work at the airport would be completed in four months and the airport functional.
Okowa made the disclosure at Kwale during a meeting of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District, yesterday.
He said his administration was committed to delivering dividends of democracy to Deltans, saying that the Asaba International Airport was very important to the socio-economic development of Delta State and neighbouring states.
“I want to tell you that the contract for the construction of the Asaba Airport project has been awarded to Setraco; Setraco is a reputable company and in the last one week a lot of construction work has been witnessed in the airport,” he said.
Continuing, he said, “The company have a mandate of four months to deliver the project; the amount that Setraco quoted for them to deliver the job was lesser than the amount the contract was awarded the former contractor.”
The governor who scored his administration high in project delivery, disclosed that his administration had mapped out a holistic programme to tackle flood in Asaba and Okpanam, stating that while work had commenced in the construction of storm drains to check flood at the Direct Labour, Jesus Saves Roads, contract had also been awarded for the construction of drains to check flooding of the Delta broadcasting Service, Maryam Babangida Way and Junior Staff quarters areas of the state capital while the contract to check flood water on Okpanam road would soon be awarded.
While noting that the construction of a multi-billion naira secretariat complex would check accommodation problems of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), Governor Okowa thanked Deltans for their continual support.
He congratulated members of the PDP for the success recorded by the party in the January 6 local government council elections and called for a more united part where there would be mutual respect and understanding.
Those who spoke at the meeting including the Chairman of the party in Delta North Senatorial District, Moses Iduh commended Governor Okowa’s administration for providing good governance which according them, had given a boost to the fortunes of the party in the state.