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Okowa says leisure park, film village will change Asaba landscape

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
07 January 2022   |   2:46 am
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, said the ongoing Leisure Park and Film Village project, when completed, would change the landscape of Asaba.

[FILES] Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, said the ongoing Leisure Park and Film Village project, when completed, would change the landscape of Asaba.

Speaking to newsmen after inspecting the twin projects, Okowa expressed optimism that the projects would be completed in February 2022.

He stated that equipment for the leisure park and film village had arrived at Lagos seaports and would be installed before the end of February.

The governor expressed satisfaction with the pace of work and announced that he would visit the site to ensure that the deadline was met.

According to him, this is my first assignment in the course of this year, 2022, because of the importance that I attach to the twin projects of the leisure park and the film village.

“We have gone round and obviously a lot of work has been done. There is no doubt there might be a little delay but definitely a lot of progress has been made.

“I have been reassured by the contractors that civil works will be completed by the end of February.

“The civil works will be through by the end of February from what I see but some environmental works are still going on, the issue of greenery of the area,” he said.

“As we walked around we saw some of the trees that are being nursed for the purpose of planting and I am told that many more are also coming in,” Okowa said.

He said the civil works and the greenery of the area would be completed by the end of February and that the equipment that would be required for the leisure park and the games were all already at Lagos port.

The governor said the project was crucial to his Stronger Delta vision and would continue to receive funding in spite of financial challenges due to dwindling revenue.

“I will be here again in mid-February to assess the progress of work but generally I am satisfied by the progress of work going on, considering the difficulties that we have now with funding and other challenges,” he said.

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