…Edo rated tops in NEWMAP Project-wide assessment

Contract for emergency remediation works at the Iguosa Gully site has been awarded by the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).
Edo State Project Coordinator of NEWMAP, Dr. Tom Obaseki disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in the Project office in Benin City on the level of the Project implementation in the State.
Dr. Obaseki explained that considering the devastating nature of the gully and the threat to lives and properties in the community, the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) had to make a special request for the emergency work which was duly approved by the World Bank resulting in the award of the contract and added the contractor was carrying out preparatory work.
He also told newsmen that advertisement for the procurement of contractor for the permanent construction works had been placed in some Nigerian newspapers, stressing that the permanent work would be.