Okowa: Asaba Airport to begin operation in July



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Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday said full commercial activities would commence at the Asaba International Airport in July.

The governor spoke during an inspection visit to the airport.

He commended the contractor, “Setraco” for the reconstruction work on the runway.

“It took two years for ULO (the former contractor) to construct 900 metres of the runway, but it gladdens my heart that in just three weeks, Setraco has done 1.1km of the runway.

“From the work programme, it may be possible for Setraco to complete the project in three and half months.

“The speed with which they mobilise to site is wonderful,” he said, expressing optimism that in another four months, bigger planes would land at the airport.

Mr Jihad Yahgi, area manager, Setraco, who explained the level of work, said that the company would soon complete water channels at the airport.

He promised that the work will be completed on schedule and in line with specifications.



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