News Delta To Construct Stormwater Channels In Asaba

THE Delta Government has approved the construction of stormwater discharge
channels across the Asaba metropolis
and other cities.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, conveyed the government’s approval for the construction of the channels
via a statement in Asaba
Ukah said that one of the channels, which were expected to permanently address the menace of flooding in the state capital, would pass through Ambassador Ralph Uwechue Way to Anwai River.
He said that another channel would pass through the Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) area and Cabinet-Umejei Adudu Way to Amilimocha River in Asaba.
The commissioner said that the decision to embark on the project was reached at the first State Executive Council meeting that was held in the year.
“The project is to address the menace of flood along Okpanam Road and its environs.
“The meeting also approved the completion
of the rehabilitation of runway and taxiways, extension of box culvert and ancillary
works at the Asaba International Airport,’’ he said.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commissioner did not indicate the cost of the project.
Besides, Ukah said that the state government
approved the construction of a Trauma Centre in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area. He said that the centre would provide “comprehensive and specialised
multidisciplinary emergency medical services to those suffering from major traumatic
conditions’’.
He said that government also re-validated
the contract for the partitioning of the Pathology Department of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, into 80-bed ward to accommodate more patients.
“Government also approved the installation
of 280 Smart Off-Grid Solar Solutions at Owa-Ekei Road and another 280 at Old Lagos-Asaba Road, both in Agbor, to provide
illumination at night for the security of lives and properties.
“Council also approved the construction
of Owerre-Olubor/Ekwuoma Road in Ika North East Local Government Area,’’ he added. (NAN)

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