By Unue Emeka,
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has commended Setraco, the new construction company handling the Asaba International Airport runway project for how far it has gone just in three weeks, expressed confidence that commercial activities will be fully back to the airport in July, this year.
Okowa stated this during an inspection visit to the airport and expressed joy that the contractor handling the reconstruction of the runway, Setraco had proven that the project could be delivered within three months.
According to him, “It took two years for ULO to construct 900 metres of the runway but it gladdens my heart that in just three weeks, Setraco have done 1.1 kilometre of the runway.”
“From the work programme, it may be possible for Setraco to complete the project in three and half months, the speed with which they mobilized to site is wonderful, we thank God for intervening which made us to re-award the contract,” the Governor said, emphasising, “We are confident that in another four months, there will be a lot of bigger planes landing here.”
Engr Jihad Yahgi, Area Manager, Setraco who explained the level of work done so far, disclosed that apart from the runway, the company was in the process of completing the water channels at the airport.
He assured Delta State government that work would be completed on schedule according to specifications.