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Anambra State Government has inaugurated a six-member Road Design Team for the State.
The Committee was inaugurated yesterday at the Governor's lodge, Amawbia by Governor Willie Obiano.
The Team has the Commissioner for Road Infrastructure, Furniture and Maintenance, Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor as its Leader and Engineer Emeka Okoye as Secretary. Other members of the team include Dr Nkechi Obiekezie, representatives of two top road consultants for the State government and the Director-general, PPMO. 
The team which is an ad-hoc committee of the State Executive Council, has tops among its terms of reference, to define minimum standards for roads and bridges design and construction in the State, to advise government on cost effective ways of road and bridge construction using modern technology, to evaluate designs done by consultants and ensure conformity with standards among others.
Inaugurating the committee, Governor Obiano said the members were carefully selected because of their experience and knowledge in road construction and said government expects to see a difference in the way road construction is done in the State.
He urged them to periodically review the set minimum standards for road and bridge designs to match improvements in global standards and practices.
He charged the committee to ensure that they file in their submission within five weeks and that the recommendations they make help the state to keep pace with best practices in the construction subsector.
Responding, the Leader of the Team, Engineer Ifejiofor thanked the Governor for appointing them to serve the state and assured that they will deliver on their mandate.
He identified poor discharge of water from drainages during construction as a major cause of the erosion challenges ravaging the State and said they will critically look into the issue to find a lasting solution to it in the construction projects of the State government.

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