The Governor stated this while on a comprehensive inspection tour of the reconstruction work at Ngwa Road and the flood control projects around the Ndiegoro area of Aba.
The Governor who was taken round the projects by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr. Iheanyi Ubani, the State NEWMAP Coordinator, Mr. Izuchukwu Onwughara and a representative of the main Project Contractor, Messers Hartland Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Laurent Bancod, expressed delight at the pace of work at the various project sites.
Speaking, the representative of the project Contractor, Mr. Bancod explained that that the equipment that will be used for the laying of the underground tunnel which will manage storm water in Aba will arrive in a few weeks.
The Contractor said that the equipment has the capacity of digging tunnels underground up to a depth of 17 meters and also laying the tunnels simultaneously, adding that the magnitude of this project makes it the first of its kind anywhere in Nigeria in the area of management of storm water.
It would be recalled that the project site is located at Aza Community while the villages whose lands were acquired for the project are Umugbo, Umuwaoma and Nkpunkpuevula villages in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area.