Umuahia — Few days to Christmas, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, has embarked on rehabilitation of some federal roads in the South East of the country which hitherto were death traps.
For instance, the once dreaded Enugu-Okigwe-Umuahia-Aba Port Harcourt expressway is receiving serious and quality rehabilitation.
Renowned contractors as Julius Berger and Setraco are handling the badly damaged Umunneochi-Okigwe-Umuahia axis.
Inspecting Umuahia axis of the road weekend, the agency's Assistant General Manager, Direct Labour, Mr. Aina Babatunde, expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the project.
Babatunde also explained that FERMA has procured the Bergkamp pothole patcher to ensure that the roads are well maintained.
According to him, the machines have been distributed to all the states, to ensure adequate maintenance of roads in the country.
He explained that the multi-purpose machine, which has a jack hammer that cuts off the bad portion of the road, bitumen sprayer, among others, is a modern technology that ensures speedy excavation and filling of potholes.
Babatunde assured of the agency's timely intervention where the roads go bad on the high ways.