Construction work at the Yobe International Cargo Airport has commenced after the signing of the contract between the state Government and the contractors JM &AS Enterprise in September.
Our correspondent who visited the site of the airport located in Kala Lawan village about 20km North of Damaturu, the State capital saw heavy earth moving construction caterpillar machines opening up the access road to the terminal and clearing entire airport site .
Over fifty heavy duty truck vehicles were also seeing evacuating sharp sand and other relevant building equipment on the site.
The Project Engr. Babangida Mohammed, said they are working hard to meet the eighteen months target to deliver the project to the state government on schedule.
According to him, clearing will for the construction of access road into the airport has been completed while the entire site clearing will commence within the week, while the clearing of the runway construction and the terminal building will soon commence.
While speaking on the relationship between the community and the contractor, Engr. Babangida described it as cordial and encouraging, adding that, “some of the villagers we gathered even donated their farmlands for the project. They have been very cooperative and we don’t have problem with them at all,”
The Nation recalls that Yobe state government Wednesday 13/09/2017 at the State Executive Council Meeting approved the construction of a cargo airport in Damaturu at the total cost of 11,327,120,487.24.
Following the approval, the Commissioner for Works, Transport & Energy on behalf of the State Government in September 2017 signed an agreement with JM & AS Enterprises Limited for the construction of the over N11 billion cargo airport in Damaturu, the state capital.