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  • Updated: June 16, 2024

Concrete roads to generate carbon credits, support climate efforts - Umahi

Concrete roads to generate carbon credits, support climate e

Works Minister David Umahi has disclosed that constructing concrete roads will generate carbon credits and support President Bola Tinubu’s administration in addressing climate change.

Umahi made this announcement on Saturday in Lagos during an inspection of the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and other road projects, including those in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, the Dangote Tax Credit Route, and the Eleko axis.

He said, “There is huge carbon credit on all these roads. We are going to put solar lights. All these road, we are building with concrete because there is low emission by reason of the traction of vehicles on these concrete roads. Asphalt gives a lot of heat and troubles our environment.

“It shows that Mr President is a champion of climate change effects mitigation, and  I am happy with what Mr President is doing. The president is going to be working with us to see how we can claim a lot of carbon credits by reason of this innovation.”

The minister emphasised that the lights on the Third Mainland Bridge would be completely removed and replaced with solar-powered lights.

He said, “We will put CCTV and we will put solar lights and save energy.”

Umahi commended Hitech Construction Company Ltd. for successfully constructing the road.

“I want any other company that can challenge Hitech in terms of quality, in terms of equipment, in terms of being amenable to our changes, to challenge it,” added the minister.

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