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Governor Willie Obiano signed the Contracts on behalf of the State alongside representatives of the various companies at a brief ceremony at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia. 
The contracts totalling 9 billion naira, will see a Chinese firm, CGC-CHWE and CGC-YSE handle erosion sites at Enugwu-Ukwu and Abidi-Umuoji expected to gulp 2 billion naira and that of Nnewi-Ichi and Ojoto put at 5 billion naira. 
Also under the contract, an indigenous construction company, Monier Construction Company, Nigeria Limited will handle the erosion sites at Nkpor Flyover and Ire-Obosi at the cost of 2 billion naira. 
All the projects which have completion period of 24 months, are being executed under a partnership involving the World Bank, the Federal Government and the State Government.
Speaking before signing the contract, Governor Willie Obiano said with about 972 active erosion sites, Anambra State is now the smallest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass, adding that his government had fully paid its counterpart funding for the contracts to ensure that nothing hinders the project on its side. 
He noted that the State government has commenced activities to check practices that give impetus to erosion such as checking improper termination of drainage, encouraging communities to plant trees, discouraging indiscriminate bush burning and dumping of refuse among others.
The Commissioner for Environment and Beautification, Arch Mike Okonkwo said the NEWMAP has done Resettlement Action Map where all residents affected by the erosion have been paid full compensation to relocate, to the tune of 270 million naira, adding that with this measure, the execution of the projects will be easier.
The Deputy Managing Director of the Chinese Firm, Mr Fan Xiao Jing said they will deploy their expertise and that of allied companies to deliver a good job. 
The Chairman /CEO, MCC Nigeria Limited, Senator John Azuta-Mbuta commended the excellent due process and transparency observed in the State's bidding process and promised that having been selected, they will deliver according to budget and specifications. 
In a vote of thanks, the State NEWMAP Coordinator, Mr Mike Ivenso commended Governor Obiano for his constant interface with the World Bank that unlocked the intervention and promised that they will follow through with supervision to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule.


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