The Trans-Warri road project is a riverine development aimed at linking Itsekiri communities to Warri City in Delta State, Nigeria. The state awarded the N40,8 billion contract to Setraco Construction Company in 2006 and the developer commenced construction in 2007.
The Trans-Warri road project involves the construction of 19 bridges on the 28.8 km road, along with internal roads in the Ode-Itsekiri region. The project was stalled for over 13 years due to a lack of funding. But eventually, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s government paid up N8 billion out of N9 billion that the state owed the contractor.
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Thus far, the contractor has completed 14 out of the 19 bridges for the Trans-Warri road project. Setraco is working on the remaining five bridges and has also completed 95% of the internal roads in Ode-Itsekiri.
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Delta State Plans to construct internal roads in Nigeria
The Delta State Government has announced plans to construct internal roads in Nigeria to help the Ode-Itsekiri community. The road will be constructed in the Local Government Area of the state in Warri South.
Plans to construct the internal roads in Nigeria were revealed by Ifeanyi Okowa, the State Governor. Ifeanyi said that the project will be completed before the installation of the new Olu of Warri. The governor made the revelation during the Warri Traditional Council member’s meeting in Asaba.
However, discussions with the Setraco Construction company are ongoing as their cost is too high for the construction of the internal roads in Ode- ltsekiri. According to Okowa, the State government is presently negotiating with the construction company to execute the project at a lower cost within the available resources.
The State Government has expressed its willingness to collaborate with the state community to ensure more development and prosperity are achieved for all residents in Delta State. The community leaders are, however, urged to encourage peace in their respective communities by shunning acts that could promote acrimony.
The construction of Internal roads in Nigeria is crucial in a bid to boost transport in the country and consequently boost trade. In recent times, Nigeria has moved with speed to construct more roads as it seeks to boost connectivity.