Contractor kicks off asphalting at Chuba Okadigbo runway~Commissioner

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From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State commissioner for Avaition and Transport Technology, Mrs Ngozi Obichukwu on Tuesday revealed the committed efforts of the state governor, Francis Nwifuru in ensuring speedy completion of the #13.7bilion Chuba Okadigbo’s airport runway.

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The state Commissioner stated that the #13.7billion Chuba Okadigbo’s airport runway, was awarded to Infrastructure Development Company, IDC, and it’s billed to take maximum period of eight months for it’s completion.

Obichukwu, who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki capital of Ebonyi State, however commended the governor, Francis Nwifuru for mobilizing the contractor to site.

The commissioner, Obichukwu said that the runway, if completed as desired by the governor, Francis Nwifuru, would boast the economic viability/development of the state by a greater percentage.

She said that the contractor, IDC, through the efforts of the governor, Francis Nwifuru, had deployed numerous equipments, and installed Asphalt plant, and ready for the rehabilitation of the Chuba Okadigbo’s airport runway, Onueke Ezza South LGA.

According to her: “The installation of the Asphalt plant is on going, the contractor has started casting the Asphalt plant base before installation of the components.

“From my site seeing, I confirm some of their construction equipment that is on ground such as Excavator, Bulldozer, pay-loader, crane, water tanker, truck, Bituminous tank and paver machine” she stated.

The commissioner, Obichukwu further stated that more machines are still on the way coming such as, vibration roller, milling machine, grader and others.

She said that the surveyor team have almost concluded their work on the Chuba Okadigbo’s International Airport runway readings, and however, vowed to ensure that the contractor, IDC, deliver on quality project.