He said that the Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration also constructed over 1,024.64km of drainages in the period under review.
Omodon said that six bridges were also constructed by the administration, while 16 others were at various stages of completion.
The works commissioner said that at the inception of Okowa’s administration, it was discovered that there was dearth of roads infrastructure in the state which was needed to open up rural areas for enhanced agricultural production.
According to him, when government invests by providing roads infrastructure, the people will be encouraged to complement government’s efforts by venturing into farming and other services.
On the sustainability of the road in difficult terrains, the works commissioner said that there was a deliberate change in design, adding that a six-inch stone base was chosen to give a solid base that would withstand the test of time.
”In addition, government is constructing box culverts, triple cell culverts, drainages on most of the roads to remove all water from the roads as much as possible, because water is a major killer of roads,” he said.
Omodon said that with the construction of bridges across the state, the government has opened up vast expanse of lands to farmers and transporters to boost socio-economic activities in the state.