The Delta State Executive Council has approved the establishment of an agro-industrial park at Aboh Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area, according to the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah.
Also approved is the construction of Ayakoromo Bridge across River Forcados in Burutu Local Government Area.
Mr. Patrick Ukah said the approvals were part of the decisions taken at the state Executive Council meeting held in Asaba on Tuesday (14/11/2017).
He explained that the agro-industrial park would provide common dedicated infrastructure and facilities for agro-processing, value addition and agribusiness as a means to improving the ease-of-doing business and promoting economic diversification and growth of the state, including creating more than 5,000 jobs along the agricultural value chain.
The Commissioner said the park would be executed through public-private partnership between the state government, Mirai Group in Israel and Norsworthy Investments Limited.
On the Ayakoromo Bridge, Mr. Ukah said the approval is in line with the determination of the state government to link riverine and upland communities in the state to bring about economic and social integration,
He announced that with the construction of the Ayakoromo Bridge, Burutu town, which hitherto has not been accessible by road, would soon become a beehive of social and economic activities with vehicular movements witnessed for the very first time.
He stated that the bridge would also connect other riverine communities to other parts of the state.
The Executive Council also approved the rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of Market and Crudas Roads, construction of Kings Street, reconstruction of Apollo/Palm Avenue and the construction of Low Cost Housing Estate Road, off Shell Road, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Council.
Also approved is the rehabilitation of Issele-Uku/Issele-Mkpitime/Onicha-Olona Road in Aniocha Local Government Council.