Asaba Airport set to be operational by July 2018

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has revealed that commercial activities will be in full swing at the Asaba International Airport by July, this year.

Speaking during an inspection visit to the airport, the Governor expressed joy that the contractor handling the reconstruction of the runway, Setraco has proven the possibility of the project being delivered within three months.

The contractor

“It took two years for ULO to construct 900m of the runway, but it brings joy to my heart that in just three weeks, Setraco have done 1.1 km of the runway,” commended Governor Okowa.

“From the work program, it could be possible for Setraco to complete the project in three and half months. The speed with which they mobilized to site is wonderful. We thank God for intervening which made us to re-award the contract. However, we are confident that in the next four months, there will be a lot of bigger planes landing here,” said the Governor.
According to Setraco Area Manager, Engr. Jihad Yahgi, apart from the runway, the company is in the process of completing the water channels at the airport. Engr. Yahgi also assured Delta State government that work will be completed on schedule according to the stipulated specifications.
Asaba Airport

Asaba Airport serves Asaba, the capital of Delta State of Nigeria. It also serves Onitsha, across the Niger River in Anambra State. The airport was initially opened with great expectations in 2013, but rapid deterioration of the new runway has required major restoration.