– The federal government has mobilized contractors to return to sites to rehabilitate the roads – The roads have been death traps for some times
Motorists and commuters plying the Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-Port Harcourt express roads will heave a sigh of relief as the federal government has mobilized contractors to return to sites to rehabilitate the roads.
Work on the Enugu-Onitsha highway was abandoned over 10 years ago, while that of the Enugu-Port Harcourt was abandoned last year.
The Enugu-Onitsha highway is a major link road for people from the Northern states to the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra state.
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But recently, contactors were seen mobilizing their equipment back to their sites at the 9th Mile end of the Enugu-Onitsha road and on the Enugu-Port Harcourt highway, Vanguard reports.
On the Enugu-Port Harcourt road, two contractors have mobilized for work. One of the contractors have commenced clearing the maiden from Awgu axis of Enugu down to Isiagu junction and Abia state boundary.
The firm has also secured and cleared a huge space after Mpu junction and putting structures as camp for its workers and equipment.,
Another contractor was seen at at the Abia state protion, beginning from Lokpanta filling the dangerous potholes at the Lokpanta Cattle Market which had been a nightmare for the road users.
The contractor has commenced tarring of the other lane from the Okigwe-Umuahia axis, having completed one lane earlier before it pulled out its men and equipment from site.
The Muhammadu Buhari administration has expressed its determination to focus on infrastructural development in Nigeria in order for monies to circulate in the system when they are released to contractors.
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Meanwhile, in the next five years, Nigeria will receive China’s overseas’ direct investment worth $750 billion, this is according to China’s ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian.
The Chinese investment is mostly focused on critical infrastructure especially in the areas of rail and power.