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Mrs Ngozi Obichukwu who is the Commissioner for Aviation and Technology in Ebonyi State, has declared that the state government will spend ₦13.7bn to fix the worn-out runway of the Chuba Okadigbo International Airport, Onueke.
Obichukwu, who made this known in Abakaliki, on Tuesday, named Infrastructure Development Company as the contractor handling the project.
She declared that the project would be completed within eight months.
According to the commissioner, the runway, when completed, will boost the economic viability and development of the state ‘by a greater percentage’.
She said, ‘The installation of the asphalt plant is ongoing. The contractor has started casting the asphalt plant base before the installation of the components. N13.7bn is involved.
‘From my site seeing, I confirm some of their construction equipment that is on the ground such as excavator, bulldozer, pay-loader, crane, water tanker, truck, bituminous tank and paver machine.
‘More machines are still on the way coming such as vibration roller, milling machine, grader and others.’
She noted that the surveyor team had almost concluded its work on the Chuba Okadigbo International Airport runway readings.
“We are sure the contractor, IDC, will deliver on the quality project,” Obichukwu asserted.