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Delta Government orders contractors back to site, adopts hot asphalt for road construction


The Delta state commissioner for work, Chief James Augoye has given contracting firms handling road project in the state a four-day ultimatum to return to site.

Augoye in a statement, said, firm that did not comply with the directive would be sanctioned.

Stressing that the weather is now favourable to begin construction and completion of projects, he advised contractors to take advantage of the condition to complete all on-going projects towards ensuring that roads are made passable for commuters travelling home for end of the year celebration.


The commissioner observed that the Okowa led-administration is poised to deliver sustainable road project to better the lives of the citizen noting that the state government would not welcome any form of lackadaisical attitude from any of the contracting firms.

Meanwhile, the state has adopted the use of hot asphalt in its road construction to withstand the intensity of heat wave.

Augoye stressed that the adoption of the soil texture ans hot asphalt stemmed from the fact they can stand the impacts of the global warming .

The commissioner urged field engineers to insist on the use of hot asphalt materials for road construction for efficient and effective delivery system, adding that “it is compulsory for the testing of the soil sample to pave the way for easy discovery of the presence of harmful substances in the soil,

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