Chinese firm to reconstruct Anambra roads


Governor Soludo (fourth left) with the Chinese team.

By Okey Maduforo, Awka

The fate of deplorable roads in Anambra State would soon receive speedy attention following the meeting between Governor Charles Soludo and a Chinese firm, Chinese Republic Construction Company (CRCC) yesterday.

This is coming one month after Soludo  declared a state of emergency on the roads in the state, promising to give the roads a face lift.

Among the roads to be reconstructed include Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and Ekwulobia township roads, which have been in the various stages of dilapidation as well as inter-local government roads leading to the borders of the state.

The CRCC Team partners with Rotech Energy Services Ltd, developers of Anambra Luxury Place Estate, Phase 1 & Phase 2, Nkwelle Ezunaka near Onitsha metropolis. It will be recalled that the CEO of Rotech Energy Services Ltd, Chief Austin Oguejiofor, (Onwa Enugwu Ukwu n’Umunri) had previously hosted the CRCC Team in his residence in Awka, and assured that there were ways and projects which the company would partner with the state to execute.

The visit to the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, is in tandem with earlier agenda the CRCC Team had agreed with one of its  Nigerian partners; Rotech Energy Services Ltd.

In the next few months, there will be further areas that Anambra state and CRCC Team will partner to further repair dilapidated infrastructure in the state.

The Managing Director of   CRCC, Mr. Hua Zhandong, through an interpreter, assured Soludo that his company would ensure that the infrastructural projects of roads were done within record time if given opportunity to work in the state.

In his response, Soludo assured the company that all genuine developers and companies would be encouraged to partner with his government to address many infrastructural projects, which the state desperately needs to stem the infrastructures dearth for in the state.

“Our administration is ever poised to ensure that Anambra State remains the major socioeconomic hub of the  South East if not the entire sub-Saharan Africa and we are ready to partner with private investors in that regard especially the reconstruction of the roads in Anambra State and other basic infrastructure.

“We are aware of the lamentations of our people over the state of some roads in our state and one of the major interest of our administration is to ensure that the link roads are put in good condition and also attract investments to our state”, he said.

Soludo also recalled that his blue print for the governance of Anambra State is anchored on empowerment through providing a safe heaven for all and sundry to be part of a new Anambra State.


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