The Delta State Government has demonstrated its resolve and determination to end the perennial flooding in Warri and Effurun axis of the state.
This has been manifested in the pace and quality of work at the different sites of the on-going flood control projects in spite of the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic that disrupted activities in most part of last year.
The Phase 1 of the flood control measures projects being supervised by the Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA) is fast taking shape and attracting commendations from the residents of the Agency’s mandate areas.
The Projects Manager of Levant Construction Ltd, one of the Contractors handling the massive drainage projects, Engr. Ghassan Fadel stated that the Government meant well for the people, and determined to ensure lasting solution to the flooding problem in the area.
He said that Levant will deliver their job as fast as they can and will not compromise standard in doing it, stressing: “we are also considering the safety of workers and the environment.”
Engr. Ghassan Fadel disclosed that most of their jobs are located in the swamping area where the water level has been high such as Third Marine Gate and Enerhen Junction where the flooding challenge is enormous, but assured that it would be tackled.
“Other areas we are working is like a collection point to collect all the waters from the different streets and channels to the river behind Igbudu Primary School, Warri” he added.
According to him, some of the roads/streets have been completed, while others are still on-going and will be completed as soon as possible.
He said that they were working at top speed to deliver on target even if it required getting more machines and manpower because of the critical nature of the areas.
Written By: Christian Onwugbolu