The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), in Imo state, has started serious rehabilitation works on some strategic roads there.
The maintenance works also include vegetation control, desilting of concrete line drains and hydraulic structures along federal roads.
In his remark, the Federal Road maintenance engineer in Imo state, Emeka Maduagwu, said that the areas where the construction works were being carried out were Eyiogugu-Mbaise-Ngorokpala Federal High Way, Owerri-Okigwe Road and Owerri-Onitsha road.
According to him. the exercise is part of the agency’s plan to always maintain federal highways, so as to make them more convenient for road users and reduce the rate of mishap.
In line with its social responsible policy, the agency has employed the services of youths in communities, where the construction works were being carried out.