The Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Evance Ivwurie has reiterated the State Government’s commitment to complete the Okpanam Road project.
Hon. Ivwurie stated this during an inspection of the project in company of other members of the Committee in Asaba.
The Chairman stated that Okpanam Road project was a pro-people and pro-development project which the Okowa led administration was passionate about to complete, saying that it would ease the sufferings of the people saying that the road was pivotal in the Asaba capital territory.
According to Hon. Ivwurie, “Because of the importance of Okpanam Road, the House members during the budget defence fought for more funding of the project, to ensure that the contractor speed up the work and complete the project.”
He urged the contractor to use the period of the dry season to hasten the construction of the road.
Barr Samuel Alege (SAN), Chairman of Tratrix Construction Nigeria Ltd, the Contracting Firm handling Okpanam Road project, stated that the timeline of the road depended on the release of money from the State Government, even as he promised that before December, 2017 the area that had been covered would wear a new look.
According to Barr Alege, “The Company intended to secure the entire road, finish the drains so that we have a road then come back and do the overlay.”
He urged the State Government to improve on the funding of the road, to enable the company deliver it on time.