Delta okays N5b for roads, cancels Warri BRT project


Delta State Governor, Okowa

THE Delta State Executive Council has approved more than N5 billion for the construction of roads in the state just as the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Warri has been terminated, the Commissioner for Works, Chief John Augoye, has disclosed.

He told reporters in Asaba that government had approved the dismantling of the BRT lanes to ease congestion in Warri and its environs.

Augoye was flanked by the Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah and his Water Resources counterpart, Chief Fidelis Tilije and that of Transport, Vincent Uduaghan among others.

According to Augoye, the dualisation of Sapele Road from Amukpe Roundabout would take N2.056 billion, while that of Nnebisi Road to Cable Point, Asaba would cost N1.076 billion.

Other road projects are Ozanogogo Road phase II which is to cost N1.6999 billion; Ejiyeren/Akemu Road (N169.2 million) and the main axial road, Okerenkoko (N121.3 million).

He added that Kefas Road, Oleh and the access road to Tankers Park in Warri had been completed while other roads were under construction in different parts of the state just as the contractors handling the Section A of Ughelli/Asaba Road and Okpanam road projects had been directed to return to site as the rains reduced.

Also speaking, Tilije said Council also sanctioned the state’s water and sanitation policy to streamline all activities in the water sector and regulate government’s investment in the provision of portable water in the state.

He added that the multi-billion naira Warri/Effurun water project had also been approved for concessions to ensure that “portable water runs in homes.”

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