Governor Udom Emmanuel flags-off outfall drain construction

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has taken steps to tackle flood menace in the state with the flag off of the construction of Uyo Outfall Drain.

Speaking at the event which took place along Oron road, by Nsikak Eduok junction, Governor Emmanuel expressed delight at the quick take off of the project adding that he would explore every means to justify the people’s mandate on him and announced that the project would be completed in four months.

The Commissioner for Works Engineer Ephraim Inyang-eyen while shading light on the project execution, explained that the project is handled by Julius Berger PLC and that it is a 4.6 kilo meter length of outfall drain with the first finger beginning from Ring Road 3 to Obot Idim and the second finger, from Tropicana to Obot Idim as Phase 1 of the project.

The new phase according to him is 1.5kilo meters total length of 2.0m by 1.5m Double Cell Underground Drain and 15km Service Road.

On completion, the Commissioner assured that there will be a deflooding of about 3.5 square kilometer of water shed including parts of Ewet Housing Estate, Osongama Housing Estate, Oron Road, and Itiam Etoi Communities.



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