FG com­mences N15bn PlateauBauchi road con­struc­tion

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Dick­son S. Adama, Jos

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has com­menced the con­struc­tion of a 54-kilo­me­ter road pro­ject from Plateau State through parts of Bauchi State and back to Plateau at the cost of N15 bil­lion.

Speak­ing with news­men dur­ing a tour, the engi­neer in-charge and the Fed­eral Con­troller of Works, Engi­neer Ke­hinde Koya, said the dead­line for the pro­ject is two years, and that the con­trac­tors have been mo­bi­lized fully so that they can put in their best.

He said: “The Pankshin-Tap­sh­inGam­bar-Sara-Kal-Gindiri road, which is lo­cated in-be­tween Plateau State and Bauchi State is an ex­ist­ing ve­hi­cle tack road link­ing sev­eral agrar­ian com­mu­ni­ties along its route. The 54 kilo­me­ter road which orig­i­nates from Pankshin (in Plateau State) through Tap­shin, Gam­bar-Sara-Kal in Tafawa Balewa LGA in Bauchi State would fi­nally ter­mi­nate at Gindiri in Plateau State.

“The con­trac­tor for the pro­ject is Messr Metropoli­tan Con­struc­tion Com­pany Lim­ited and the con­tract sum is N15 bil­lion. An ad­vance pay­ment of N1,381,000,000.00 (ex­clud­ing tax de­duc­tion) has been made to the con­trac­tors and the stip­u­lated com­ple­tion date is 20th Au­gust, 2019. The site was of­fi­cially handed over to the con­trac­tor on Septem­ber 14, 2017, for im­me­di­ate com­mence­ment of work and to com­plete same within the stip­u­lated con­tract pe­riod. The work is cur­rently at 1 per cent com­ple­tion rate,” he said.

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