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Additional N100 bn needed to complete East West road, says Ameachi

Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

Completion of the Warri-Port
Harcourt-Eket section of the East West Road would require an additional N100
The Honourable Minister
of Transportation, Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi, disclosed this on Thursday while
inspecting the East-West road in company of Minister of Niger Delta, Usani
Uguru Usani.
He said contractors
handling the section I-II of the project stretching from Warri-Port Harcourt
said they would need additional N57 billion to complete the project, while the
contractors handling the Port Harcort-Onne-Eket end would need additional N43
billion to complete the work.
The expansion
and rehabilitation of the Warri-Kaima-Port Harcourt-Eket-Oron stretch was
awarded during the Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration since 2006 has been
delayed due to non-release of funds.
Amechi disclosed that
the project has been divided into five sections with section one consisting of
Warri-Kaima (87km), section two consist of Kaimai to Port Harcourt (101km),
while section three – Port Harcourt-Eket (100km), section four-Eket- Oron
(60km), while section five stretches from Oron-Calabar.
He said the
contractors handling the project include Setraco Nigerian Limited, Cantata and
Sawoe Construction Company of Nigeria Limited, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.,
PWNigeria Limited and Stemco Nigeria Limited.
Amaechi, however,
alleged that the opposition was playing politics with the expansion of the
East-West road from Warri, Delta to Calabar in Cross River State.
Speaking in company
of Usani, after inspecting the Delta-Port Harcourt section of the road, he told reporters that his initial knowledge was based on what
opponents were saying that the ruling party had not done anything for the South
–South region, and especially the road.
The Guardian.

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