The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) is set to award a contract for the construction of a 33KV line from Okpella to Igarra that will significantly improve power supply to the town and other communities in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the project once completed will change the source of supply to the recently completed 60MVA Power Transformer at Okpella TS and cut off the existing source from Okene TS under Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, which has not been reliable because of the lengthy feeder and the fact that it is not within BEDC’s control.

It is believed that the new source which will be under the BEDC’s network will guarantee adequate, quality and reliable power supply to Igarra, Ibilo, Ososo and communities in Akoko Edo LGA of Edo State.

The project on completion will boost the business of the quarries and other SMEs in the area.