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Night Landing, Weather Facilities Installed At Mbakwe Airport

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The government of Imo State has begun the installation work for night and weather landing facilities at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri.

The Eastern Updates reports that it has also commenced reconstruction of the Imo International Conference Centre, Owerri.

The centre, which was alleged to have cost the Rochas Okorocha administration over N2 billion to construct, collapsed over a year ago. However, the Hope Uzodinma administration demolished the collapsed structure and performed a fresh groundbreaking.

The state government is yet to reveal that the cost of executing the two projects.

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Visiting the airport site, at the weekend, Uzodinma, represented by Commissioner for Special Projects, Stanley Obidiegwu, said installation of the navigational equipment and aviation devices would guarantee safety and 24-hour landing operations, giving the airport an international status.

Obidiegwu said: ‘The idea is predicated on providing facilities and services for a safe, warm and welcoming environment that offers every guest a pleasant experience. We are talking about the impact of our growth plan and economic recovery. It’s like building a house. We must set out the plan, set out the pillars, design what is implementable, and that is what we are doing.’

In another report, the Project Coordinator of the Sen. Chuba Okadigbo Airport, Onueke in Ebonyi State, Frank Ngwu, has maintained that contrary to the insinuations on social media, the airport is fully operational and not abandoned.

Mr. Ngwu made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria while reacting to insinuations on social media that the airport was non-operational and had been turned into a ‘motor park’.

Mr Ngwu said that it was the viability of the airport that made the Federal Government take over the facility with necessary processes in progress.

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