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Multi-billion Naira Trans Warri-Ode-Itsekiri Road Abandoned In Delta

Posted: May 10, 2015 at 3:27 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emma Arubi,  Warri


HOPES that the multi billion Naira Trans Warri-Ode-Itsekiri Access roads and bridges would be completed on schedule during the tenure of the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration have been dashed as the construction firm, SETRACO, have demobilized 90% of their equipment from the project site at the various riverine communities in Warri South Council area of Delta State.

SETRACO has commenced the asphalting of the 7km internal network roads connecting six different communities around the Big-Warri axis of the project with massive connecting bridges under construction.

Sunday Independent learnt that the project has been grounded due to paucity of fund to prosecute it leading to demobilization of sensitive equipment to other area where they are needed.

The Special Project Director of the project, Chief Otimeyin Adams, had previous disclosed that the major challenges being faced by the company in the bid to complete the project include transportation of asphalt from Ughelli town in the Delta Central senatorial district through barges and tug boats to site at Big-Warri.

He said weather and tidal movement are also factors that pose another challenge to the project just as movement of heavy duty earth moving equipment is also a constraint in the course of job execution in the riverine communities.

While commending Governor Uduaghan for the extent of job completion so far, he appealed that more fund be made available so that Setraco can deliver the project which started seven years ago on schedule.