The successful project will be extended to other 15 states across the country
As Federal Quality Control Engineering Firm, Maccaferri Nigeria partook in the Mid-Term Review of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)/Federal Ministry of Environment of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholders.
The review, which took place from December 6th-9th, 2017 in Enugu State, was in response to the on-going projects by NEWMAP/FGN in different states across the country. His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State attended to reassess the projects’ progress, as well as to chart a new line of action for optimum production. The identification of useful implementable solutions to speed up the projects were also discussed during the meetings.
Whilst land deterioration and degradation are increasing across Africa, Nigeria’s response to this menace was timely. It was necessary to identify partners able to provide good quality solutions and supervision, or rather to deliver sustainable projects. This is why Maccaferri Nigeria and Siraj Nigeria were hired as Federal Quality Control Engineering Firms to undertake the task of quality assurance in designs.
With our decades of worldwide experience in preventing and fighting soil erosion, we are honoured to offer our contribution to safeguard the assets of the country, by being a valuable source of specific knowledge to the NEWMAP/FGN projects.
The projects started with seven states, namely Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo. Gradually, the loss of agricultural lands, infrastructures including roads and dwellings and public utilities has been greatly reduced, also improving the access to social-economic activities. The progressive restoration of vegetation covers allowed to improve the environmental conditions of the project sites.
The success of the on-going projects conducted by NEWMAP/FGN in collaboration with the World Bank has led to the extension of the program to 15 other states across the country, including Nasarawa, Gombe, Katsina, Plateau, Niger, Kano, Sokoto and others.
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