Delta State Government has approved over twenty-seven projects running into billions of naira to boost infrastructural development in the state.
The Commissioner of Information, Barrister Chike Ogeah made the disclosure when briefed journalists on Wednesday this week, after the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in Warri.
He disclosed that the sum of one hundred and ninety-eight million naira (198,000,000 naira) has been approved for this year’s aviation scholarship scheme to boost the training of 38 deltans as pilots and aeronautical engineers.
Barrister Ogeah also stated that government has set up a seven man committee on Innovation awareness to create a link between inventors in the state and the state government.
While reiterating the state government’s commitment to improving health care system in the state, Barr. Ogeah disclosed that over seventy-four million naira (74) was approved for various renovation work in the State Ministry of Health with the State School of Midwifery, Asaba and the School of Nursing, Warri, Agbor and Eku among the beneficiaries.
The Commissioner also explained that eight million naira was approved for the construction of an Incubator Shelter at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Twenty one million naira for the renovation of the State Cottage Hospital, Abavo and a one hundred K.V.A Generator for the General Hospital located in Owhelogbo.
Barrister Ogeah stated that over One billion naira was approved for various projects in the Water sector. “Other approved projects” according to him “include the setting up of a Technology Centre in Asaba, the Delta State Counterpart Fund for this year’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the rehabilitation of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation camp, Issele-Uku and the construction of various road projects including the Emu-Obodeti-Abraka road. and the Direct Labor maintenance of water schemes at one hundred and Ninety-four million naira.