Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:21 am
Edo State Government has formed a partnership with the AG Dangote Company in the construction of roads using concrete technology.
To this end, the state government is set to construct and reconstruct over 3,000 Kilometres stretch of roads across the state, using the concrete pavement technology.
The technology which is currently on the demonstration stage in the state
The Project Manager of the Edo State Micro and Macro Concrete Road Projects, Engr. Bob Ferguson Enabulele, disclosed this to journalists in Benin on Monday, during the inspection of Nevis Street by Governor Obaseki.
Enabulele explained that Nevis Street which is located between the Lagos Street and Forestry road in Benin City, is about 450 meters long and is a demonstration project to test-run the concrete technology.
According to him, “We intend to use the technology to construct and re-construct 3,000 km length of roads across the state within the next four years.
“We are using this technology because the materials are locally available which makes it cheaper in the long run, easy to construct, more durable and requires little or no maintenance compared to Asphalt technology.”
Meanwhile, no fewer than 50 youths who are indigenes of Edo state are currently being trained by the state government in general road construction, surveying, carpentry, masonry, safety, lab technology, welding and road supervision.
It was reliably gathered that the training is part of efforts to fulfill Governor Godwin Obaseki’s promise to generate 200,000 jobs in the next four years.