The Imo Government is to begin massive urban renewal in Owerri and its environs.
The state Commissioner for Works, Mr Ralph Nwosu, told newsmen in Owerri on Monday that the project would begin on Dec. 1 and end within six months.
“I thank Imo residents for supporting the Gov. Hope Uzodinma-led government.
“Contractors are ready to start work on the project which will be completed within an estimated period of six months.
“Roundabouts will be constructed in seven strategic positions in Owerri as a measure to reduce traffic congestion and ease vehicular movement.
“This is in addition to construction of major roads linking other parts of the state to the capital such as the Owerri-Okigwe and Owerri-Orlu link roads,” the commissioner said.
Nwosu said that the state government had successfully completed reconstruction of the Relief Market Road but noted that the Assumpta, Nekede, MCC and Port Harcourt roads reconstruction were still ongoing.
He said that the government would pursue the project in spite of lean resources due to dwindling economic activities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him reconstruction of Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe link roads will last for 18 months.
The commissioner called on members of the public to imbibe the culture of maintaining roads and other infrastructure.
Nwosu gave the assurance that the state government would do its best to bring more dividends of democracy to Imo people. (NAN)