Delta state Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who disclosed this Tuesday night, during a Radio/Television Phone-in-Programme at the Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba, said that the Agro-Cargo section would enable the export of agro-produce from South-South and South-East regions of the country.
According to him, the” the Federal Government will also develop a green area behind the cargo terminal where it will grow vegetables all year round crops for export from the airport. This will encourage local farmers to increase their yields and export to viable markets abroad as well as improve the economy of the nation and the state in particular”.
Dr. Uduaghan opined that farmers in the state would benefit tremendously from the development of the agro-cargo section as they would utilise the airport to export their produce and also sell their produce at competitive rates.
He said that the state was working closely with the Ministry of Aviation to get full operational License for the Asaba International Airport stating that: “a technical team has been put together by the Ministry to collaborate with the state government to rectify gray areas and ensure the granting of the full operational license”.
On road construction, The Governor said that government would commence the construction of all ongoing road projects immediately after the rainy season and promised that they would be completed on schedule.
He also explained that the Asaba-Ughelli Road Dualisation project was on course and the state government would ensure the completion of the road project.
He noted that the topography of Asaba has placed a complex challenge on road and drainage construction in the city stressing that government was redesigning the Asaba Master Drain project Phase II to accommodate the volume and flow pattern of the flood water.
Dr. Uduaghan assured the people that most of the road projects in Asaba Metropolis would be completed during the dry season while Junction Improvement Work and Urban Renewal Work would be replicated at other junctions in Warri and environs.
The Governor informed Deltans that the contract for the dualisation of Okpanam Road has been awarded while the Enwhe Bridge would soon be reconstructed.
Dr. Uduaghan reminded Deltans that cleanliness is next to Godliness. He advised that Deltans should always keep their environment clean at all time and should not wait to be forced to keep their environment clean.
The Governor asked Deltans especially Asaba residents to be patient as plans were in top gear to improve the power situation in the state capital. He informed them that work was going on at the new 300KVA sub-station which would be fed from Okpai and Ivrogbo power plants.