The Delta Government says it is to embark on more storm water control projects in order to check incessant flooding in Asaba, the state capital.
The state Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, disclosed this at a meeting with engineers of the ministry in the 25 local government areas of the state on Thursday in Asaba.
Augoye said that the construction sites of the storm water control projects would be located in Ralph Uwechue and DBS Roads in Asaba.
He said that the water control projects in Uwechue and DBS roads would help to discharge rain storm water into the Anwai and Ailimocha Rivers respectively.
He directed all contractors handing road projects in the state to go back to site before Monday next week, adding that time was of essence to the state government.
The commissioner expressed displeasure over the attitude of some contractor who had refused to go back to their projects in spite of the payments made to them last December.
Augoye advised the government contractors to make judicious use of the dry season, saying that rains would likely set in early this year as forecasted.
He urged the engineers to do more by supervising the contractors closely to ensure that the jobs were done according to specifications.
He also told the engineers not to hesitate to report any contractor who flaunted the directives.
According to him, 2018 is a critical year to the state government because it precedes the 2019 election.
“The state government will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that all ongoing projects are completed within the next dry season,’’ he said.
Responding on behalf of the engineers, Mr. Eric Chuhwu, pledged their support to the actualisation of the programmes of the Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration.