By Emeka Nwokocha
WARRI/EFFURUN: The Director-General of Warri Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), Comrade Ovuzuorie Macaulay, on Thursday 21 January, embarked on inspection tour of ongoing drainage projects in Warri South, and Uvwie Local Government Areas of Delta State, to assess the level of work done by the contractors handling the projects.
Comrade Macaulay, while speaking on the projects, expressed optimism that flooding would become a thing of the past in Warri, Uvwie and environs when the drainages are fully completed.
He said, “since the inauguration of WUEDA two years ago, the Agency has not relented in achieving its mandate, as it has made significant progress in beautification of Warri, Uvwie and environs.”
Continuing, Comrade Macaulay said that the ongoing drainage projects were practical and fruitful efforts being made by the Agency to control flooding in flood prone areas in Warri, Uvwie and environs.
While inspecting the drainage projects in Igbudu primary school, Esisi road, and Mabiaku street, in Warri South Local Government Area, the Director-General of WUEDA reiterated the Delta State Government’s commitment to making a conducive and better environment for all.
Comrade Macaulay, accompanied by personnel in the Agency, also inspected drainage projects in Uvwie Local Government Area in the following areas, Commissioner road, Ekpan, and Ugbolokposo.
He commended the contractors handling the projects for their commitment despite the challenges occasioned by the lockdown following the advent of the novel covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the projects sites, Mr. Bassem Sayed, Site Engineer of the company handling the drainage projects in Warri, Levant Construction Company, and his Uvwie counterpart from Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), Mr. Chike Ike, stated that electric poles and underground pipes posed serious challenge and slowed the pace of work on the projects. They however stated that the drainage projects would be completed in June this year.