Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has awarded contract for comprehensive rehabilitation of the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme to FordMarx Nigeria Limited, at the cost of N600 million as part of his administration’s determination to ensure adequate supply of potable water from Oji River, Ajali and Iva water schemes to Enugu metropolis.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources, Mr. Anthony Dubem Onyia.
He said that the contract, which has a six-month duration, will boost the volume of water being reticulated from the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme to Enugu metropolis and environs.
Onyia stated that the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme will be solar powered to address the peculiar challenges of power supply, adding that the project has a two-year warranty and maintenance period by the company.
He explained that the project is a network of twelve (12) boreholes connected to a massive pumping station and a mini treatment plant that will reticulate water to Enugu metropolis through transmission pipelines.
Reiterating Ugwuanyi administration’s commitment towards adequate potable water supply in the state, the Special Adviser revealed that the state government has commenced the bid opening and evaluation meeting for new Okwojo Ngwo boreholes augmentation to Enugu metropolis.
He added that it will equally augment the existing water schemes in order to effectively manage and meet the demands of the growing population of Enugu metropolis.
The special adviser stated that the state government is not relenting in its bid to increase the sources of potable water supply, and to continue to maintain existing facilities, while reassuring residents that water problems will soon resolved in the state.