The Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Engr. Lawerence Ejiofor has reiterated the commitment of the Okowa led administration in bringing the Leisure Park and Film village dream to fruition.
The Commissioner made this reiteration during a recent
tour of the construction site in Anwai-Asaba. In the company of the Permanent Secretary Mrs. Angalaere Umukoro-Prest and all the Directors of the Directorate, Engr. Ejiofor inspected the on going work and expressed delight at the level of progress made despite the lock down.
The NJZC international construction (Nig) Co. Limited in charge of the construction of the Leisure park and film village mobilized on site on the 20th of December 2019 and have achieved an appreciable level of progress which include; 60% completion of the reclamation of the land being the major work involving the excavation of unsuitable materials in the site as well as sand filling to guide against flooding because of its location.
Also, the work on the retaining wall is at an advanced stage progressing at a speed to beat the rains.
Still in line with progress, a fence has been erected for the purpose of boundary and safety, 2, 304 bricks have been fabricated for the work as well as the completion of a temporal dormitory on site and the excavation of the Administrative building amongst others.
Although the pandemic has impacted the work as regards the departure of some of the Local workers, the procurement and transportation of materials required on site, the Delta State Government in collaboration with the NJZC is bent on making good their promise to deliver a Film village and Leisure park in the State by the year 2021.
With the relaxation of the lock down workable arrangements have been made for Local workers to live on site, supervise and assist in the purchase of necessities for daily life, strictly manage the use of face masks, take temperature measurements of all workers daily, and maintain social distance along side adhering to every other necessary precaution as much as possible.
Engr. Ejiofor anticipated much more progress in the coming months with a high expectation of completing the project in due time and with full assurance that the 12.9 hectares of land would be effectively put to use becoming a master piece upon completion.