Thursday 17th August, 2017
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Enugu govt moves to decongest city

Enugu govt moves to decongest city

The Enugu State Ex­ecutive Council has approved the re-awarding of contract for the construction and completion of the New Market-Milliken Hill-Ngwo-9th Mile Corner Road, Enugu to two new con­tractors. It had earlier in 2013 been contracted to a single contractor, CGC Nigeria Limited.
The executive council also approved the construction and installation of traffic solar street light at Mgbowo Junc­tion in Awgu, along the Enu­gu-Port Harcourt expressway.
The state Commissioner for Information, Dr Godwin Udeuhele, who briefed news­men after the council’s meet­ing presided over by Gover­nor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, said the two projects are part of moves to decongest the state capital by creating viable sat­ellite towns in those areas.
He disclosed that the construction of the Mil­liken Hill Road will cost the state government over N1.8 billion just as the Mgbowo project is estimated to cost N357.844m.
His words, “Decades ago, this road was built by the colonial masters but it has for years now remained in a deplorable condition prompting the immediate past administration to be­gin its rehabilitation since the road serves as a vital link from Enugu urban to 9th Mile Corner axis,” the com­missioner noted.

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