The Commissioner for Aviation and Technology in Ebonyi State, Mrs. Ngozi Obichukwu, has announced the state government’s plan to repair the deteriorated runway of Chuba Okadigbo International Airport in Onueke, at an estimated cost of N13.7 billion.
Obichukwu revealed this information in Abakaliki on Tuesday and identified Infrastructure Development Company as the contractor responsible for the project. She also mentioned that the project is anticipated to be completed within a maximum timeframe of eight months.
According to the Commissioner, the runway, when completed, will boost the economic viability and development of the state “by a greater percentage”.
She said, “The installation of the asphalt plant is ongoing. The contractor has started casting the Asphalt plant base before the installation of the components. N13.7bn is involved.
“From my site seeing, I confirm some of their construction equipment that is on the ground such as excavator, bulldozer, pay-loader, crane, water tanker, truck, Bituminous tank and paver machine.
“More machines are still on the way coming such as vibration roller, milling machine, grader and others.
The surveyor team has almost concluded its work on the Chuba Okadigbo International Airport runway readings. We are sure the contractor, IDC, will deliver on the quality project.”