Nigeria transport and housing projects visited by Orubebe

19 April 2010

Transport and housing in Nigeria could see improvements after Elder Godsday Orubebe, minister of Niger Delta affairs, announced oil-bearing communities will be developed.

He visited the East-West road project and highlighted its importance in connecting various cities that produce the commodity in the Niger Delta, This Day reported.

And towns may be developed and built in the area in order for the region to benefit from oil production, he explained.

"The new towns will soon take off and will provide housing and other services," the minister revealed.

Visiting the Trans Atlantic Gardens in Yenagoa - the site of the new town project proposed by the federal government - Mr Orubebe said he hoped the scheme would be completed on schedule.

But the contractor of the East-West road project was urged to speed-up the plans, in order to avoid government sanctions.

According to The Punch, Mr Orubebe was due to meet key stakeholders involved in oil production, including the governors of the nine Niger Delta states, to discuss the developments.

Category: Transport

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