World Bank grants Anambra loan for Erosion Control Projects In Idemili North LGA, signs agreement



www.odogwublog.com reports that the State Government has signed a contract for control and reclamation works to commence on two erosion sites with loans approved by the World Bank at Ugamuma, Obosi and Ikenga, Ogidi.


Governor Willie Obiano signed the contract at the Governor's Lodge Amawbia said that the addition of the two projects brings to six, the total number of erosion challenges that the World Bank is assisting the state to address where work has already commenced, while the remaining six are at different stages of documentation.
The contractor handling the project has a maximum of twenty-four months to complete and handover the project.
Speaking before signing the documents, Governor Obiano emphasized that Anambra is bearing a legal obligation to the contract as the money provided by World Bank is not a grant but a long-term loan taken at a minimal interest rate.
He said the State Government will constantly oversight the project to ensure that it is executed in line with best practices in erosion control works, urging the contractor to keep to the terms of the contract.
The Governor expressed appreciation to the World Bank for already agreeing to intervene in twelve erosion sites in the state, appealing for more interventions.
The Commissioner for Environment, Beautification and Ecology, Dr Romanus Ejikeme said the event was a reality because the present administration had followed its efforts at attracting the World Bank interventions with credible evidences and has also shown transparency in dealing with development partners.
The Project Coordinator, Mr. Michael Ifensor revealed that the event consistent with the efforts of Governor Obiano is aimed at achieving environmental sustainability in the state, noting that the contractor had emerged from a credible bidding process overseen by the World Bank.
The Contractor handling the project, Mr. Frank Nnaji assured that they will deploy every resource within their capacity to deliver the Project in line with agreed terms.
In a vote of thanks, the Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners, Mr. Mark Okoye thanked World Bank for supporting the state, saying the Ministry will follow through with the documentation processes to make sure that the remaining six projects commence in no distant time.
World Bank grants Anambra loan for Erosion Control Projects In Idemili North LGA, signs agreement World Bank grants Anambra loan for Erosion Control Projects In Idemili North LGA, signs agreement Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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