FG commences N15bn PlateauBauchi road construction
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.