By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”THE Federal Government has given approval for the construction of a cargo airport in Anambra State, the Commissioner for Information, Chief Maja Umeh, has said.
Addressing newsmen in Awka yesterday, Umeh said the airport project, which is a joint venture between Orient Petroleum and Anambra State government is to be sited at Ifite Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area.
According to Umeh, land for the project had already been acquired, while work on the access road to the airport has begun.
He explained that the take-off of the project was delayedÂ because it required proper planning, noting that everything is now ready for work to commence.
The airport is sited in an area mapped out for the proposed mega city in the state.
The Commissioner also explained that a programme to give the commercial town of Onitsha a face lift had begun.
According to him, it would include the beautification of the Upper Iweka Road and its environs and would eventually extend to the entire city.