By Tina Oki
Delta State Commissioner for Works (Urban Roads and Highways), Mr Noel Omodo has stated that the issues surrounding the Construction of the 8 km Olomu-Oviri-Egodor Road have been resolved and the road project will soon be completed.
Mr Omodon stated this yesterday during an on the spot inspection of the road saying that the challenge militating against the contracting firm handling the project was the difficult topography of the terrain.
Mr Omodon disclosed that the construction of the road is to open up the agrarian communities in that region to improve the socio-economic activities of the area, adding that that the contractor handling the project had applied for a review of the contract to enable the firm surpass the challenges.
The works commissioner (Urban & Highways) revealed that the Phase 1 of the project had been completed and commissioned while the Phase 11 of 4 km is ongoing.
According to him, “My visit here today has been very enlightening, I have seen few of the things that they have mentioned, I have also gotten the shot of the other end of the road which means we have a fair understanding which gives me the idea to package my proposal to his Excellency the Governor on the issue of the road. He sent me here, he wants to know the problem with the road.”
“I am very confident that this is a project we can easily conclude, because in the 2022 budget, we have made proposal to accommodate and complete this project. This is something we can do easily and complete.'” Mr Omodon stated.
The Site Engineer of the construction company handling the project, Mr Ken, stated that the remaining ongoing 4km stretch of the road was a difficult terrain due to the rains and assured that with a review, the project would be completed in record time.
A community resident and a motorcycle operator who ply the road, Messrs Ebi Tebesa and Dickson Salome lauded Governor Okowa for the project, saying that before now the róad had been a major problem in the community but are happy the the state government is constructing it to ease their suffering.
They appealed to the contractor to expedite action on the project by putting more men and machinery to complete the road project as expected.