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Enugu To Spend N221m On Solar Powered Boreholes

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The Enugu State Executive Council, has
approved the release of N221million for the
construction of solar powered boreholes in
nine Local Government Areas of the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr
Chuks Ugwoke announced this on Tuesday
in Enugu while briefing journalists at the end
of the meeting of the council.
He said the project would include
completion, upgrade and rehabilitation of
boreholes in the council areas.
He listed the benefiting council areas to
include Ezeagu, Udi, Oji River, Igbo-Eze
North and South, Nkanu East, Enugu East,
Aninri and Igbo-etiti.
Ugwoke said the council also gave approval
for the release of N740 million as
counterpart funding to Nigerian Erosion and
Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)
to control erosion in the state for five years.
The commissioner said the funds would be
paid instalmentally within the five years
period.
He added that meeting also approved the
release of N150 million to be paid as
counterpart funding for 2015.
He said that meeting awarded N85.7 million
contract for the installation of pavement
delineation on 10 selected roads in the
state.
The commissioner said the council used the
occasion to appeal to Enugu residents to
collect their Permanent Voters Cards
(PVCs). (NAN)

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