In a bid to ensure that appropriate actions are taken for the Asaba International Airport to meet required standards stipulated by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), members of the Delta State Executive Council have paid an inspection visit to the airport.
Addressing the press after the inspection of the runway and the taxi way, the Commissioner for Works in the State, Chief James Augoye said the visit by the team of commissioners was a decision reached at the State Executive Council meeting, disclosing that far-reaching decisions had been taken concerning the airport.
He assured Deltans and those who patronize the airport that appropriate measures are being taken to ensure that the airport would not only accommodate small aircraft but, would be upgraded to accommodate bigger aircraft like the Boeing 747 in the nearest future.
Chief Augoye asserted that the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration believes in excellence and would ensure that Deltans gets the best at all times.
He emphasized that only competent contractors who have track record of quality job delivery would be patronized by this administration, we are confident that Deltans will get the best because, they deserve the best.”
Earlier in an interactive session with the contractors cum consultants handling the project – the ULO Construction Company, Levant Construction Company, CCC Construction Company, China Geology Cooperation (C.G.C), among others, the Project Director for the Airport, Mr Austin Ayemidejor stated that the airport which has a runway of 3.4 km by 60 meters wide and a taxi way of 1.7 kilometers had been enjoying a lot of patronage from travelers since it commenced operations, and that once the remedial work on the runway as directed by NCAA is completed, Asaba airport will be one of the best in the country