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Rivers Govt. to embark on road rehabilitation

20 October 2012, 10:29

Port Harcourt - In line with its transformation agenda, the Rivers Government  will soon commence the rehabilitation of dilapidated roads in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Mr Victor Giadom, the Commissioner for Works, disclosed this on Friday in Port Harcourt while briefing newsmen.

He said that the project would commence immediately after the rains.

He said that due to the nature of the state’s landscape, he had instructed contractors handling the rehabilitation to use sharp sand instead of laterite for the foundation of the roads to guarantee their durability.

"Although this process is expensive due to the poor terrain, it is imperative for the ministry to apply the world best practices on road construction.

"I am optimistic we will complete the rehabilitation before the next rainy season,’’ Giadom said.

The commissioner expressed the hope that at the end of the rehabilitation, roads in the capital would be free from potholes.



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