By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, yesterday, said that the state government had spent about N164 billion on road projects in the last two years.
Augoye while declaring open, a two-day retreat for Civil Engineers in the state, said that the state government had put modalities in place to ensure that road projects in the state stand the test of time.
Disclosing that the retreat was aimed at improving performance in road construction and other infrastructures, he said that the retreat will be an annual event to avail the engineers the opportunity to develop their skills and increase their knowledge in modern practices of the profession as well as proffer solutions to both existing and emerging challenges at project sites.
“I urge the participants to put to heart all that will be discussed and come up with solutions that will improve service delivery and capacity as well as develop civil engineering in the state,” Augoye said.
He said Superintending and zonal Chief Engineers, who were absent at the retreat may be redeployed to the ministry’s headquarters in Asaba, thanking Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for supporting the programme which he said will go long way to develop human resources in the ministry.