Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, has flagged off construction of 71 urban roads with December 2023 as its completion date.
He also flagged off construction work on the 40 kilometre road linking Owo, in Nkanu East Council, with Isiuzo, in Isiuzo Council, to Obollo, in Nsukka Council of the state.
Speaking during the flag off of construction of the two kilometre Premier Layout Road, Mbah stated that the funds for the projects had been secured, adding that the state government would stick to the time frame for the projects.
He said: “As you know, we will not be able to go to all the roads one after the other to flag off the construction, but this is consistent with the promise we made to the people of Enugu, and also consistent with the contract we executed on our first day of office to deliver a people focused governance. For us, this is essentially what the government is designed to do; to bring governance closer to the people and to provide infrastructure.”
He said the first phase of the project would cover 26 square kilometres comprising the Happy Island, the Vitality Bay, and the Innovation Park in line with the purposes the New City is to serve.
Also flagging off the construction off the 40km Owo-Ubahu-Amankanu- Neke-Ikem dual carriageway, the governor said the new government was bent on constructing at least 10,000km of roads in the next eight years to open the space for investors and make life better for Enugu people.