Asaba - Mrs Orieze Esievo, the Delta Commissioner for Special Duties (Directorate of Special Infrastructure), on Monday said the state government had built 60 schools across the state in the last one year.
Speaking at a budget defence before the State House of Assembly Committee on Special Duties, Esievo said that 40 of the schools had been completed, while the remaining were ongoing and were nearly completed.
She said that apart from primary and secondary, work had also commenced on two of the four new polytechnics approved by the state government this year.
According to her, work had commenced at the proposed Aboh Polytechnic, in the Ndowka Local Government Area of the state, and Sapele Polytechnic, in Sapele Local Government Area of the state.
"Bomadi Polytechnic and Abigborodo Polytechnic in the Warri North Local government Area will take off next year," she added.
The commissioner also disclosed that two maternal and child healthcare centres with a 100-bed capacity were also under construction at the Warri Central Hospital and Ekpan Central Hospital.
Esievo said that renovation work at the Eku Baptist Hospital in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state was also at completion stage.
She, therefore, appealed to the committee for more funds in the 2013 fiscal year to enable the directorate complete its ongoing projects and embark on new ones.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Samuel Mariere, commended the budget performance of the directorate.
He noted that the achievements was encouraging, and was in line with the peace, security, infrastructure and human capital development agenda of the state government.
He assured the directorate of adequate budgetary provision to enhance its performance and advised it to liaise with the committee in the execution of projects in their various constituencies.
Mariere said that the committee would soon commence quarterly monitoring of projects executed by the directorate as part of the oversight functions of the committee.