3rd Phase Water Project in Anambra to Gulp Over N50 Billion

By Sunny A. Ijomah

The ongoing third phase water project of the Anambra State Ministry of Public Utilities assisted by World Bank will gulp about fifty to a hundred billion naira.

The Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to the Governor on Public Utilities, Mr. Victor Meju disclosed this in his office in Awka.

According to him, the project, which commenced on twenty-second April, is a unique one as it was designed as an Investment Planning Capacity, IPC, where the consumers would be provided with water meters.

Mr. Meju said that officials of Federal Water Resources met with stakeholders in the state to assess the engineering engagement on possible ways of meter cards to assess water.

He said that the pilot scheme would first take place in Awka North and South, Nnewi North and South and Onitsha North and South.

According to him, the third phase water project will be ready in six months after which there will be a test runs to ascertain the efficiency of the project.

Mr. Meju also said that the water project would make water available where there is urgent need for water.

The SSA noted that stakeholders in the Ministry also assessed the level of commitment of Urban Rehabilitation Projects.