The Anambra State Government says it is committing six billion naira to the construction of Oroma- Umudora- Umuikwu-Umueze Anam Road in Anambra West Local Government Area.
The road under construction passes through the Anam and Onono food belts of Anambra West.
Most parts of the area are lying several metres below the sea level, which accounts for the flood that had ravaged the communities in the past.
Governor Willie Obiano said sand would be piled up to 1.5 metres to protect the road against flooding.
Governor Obiano described the project as an important job, which connected one of the largest agricultural basins in the area.
The Governor noted that on completion, farmers would have easy access to big markets instead of relying only on the River Niger to transport their produce.
He charged the residents to protect equipment and personnel of the firm handling the work to ensure early completion of the job.
The State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Marcel Ifejiofor, said the road on completion would benefit the people of the area immensely.
The Managing Director of the firm handling the project, Mr. Toni Madi, pledged to pursue the work according to specifications to ensure its completion in the next 18 months.
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Mbamili, the Right Reverend Henry Okeke, expressed appreciation to the Anambra State Government for embarking on the project.
Also, the Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Victor Okoye, noted that the Ifite Anam, Ezi Anam and Igala zones lying along the road were happy with the construction work.