Enugu - The Enugu State Executive Council has approved N53 million for rehabilitation of Nvene Water Scheme in Udi Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner for Information, Chuks Ugwoke, announced the approval while briefing newsmen at the end of the council meeting in Enugu on Wednesday.
The commissioner said the scheme, when completed, would meet over 30 per cent of the water needs of the people in the area.
Ugwoke said the scope of work included supply and installation of water storage tank and procurement and installation of 150KVA power generating set.
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Others are replacement and relocation of damaged water risers and distribution mains.
He said the rehabilitation would be done through direct labour by the state water corporation.
The commissioner said Governor Sullivan Chime used the occasion to commend the people of the state for voting massively for candidates of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) from the state during the elections.
"The state was not just the only one in the South East to deliver 100 per cent but it delivered 100 per cent without rancour," he added.