Breaking: FG awards N206bn contract for main work of Second Niger Bridge
Paschal Emeka, with Agency Reports
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says the Federal Government has awarded N206 billion contract for the main work on the Second Niger Bridge. 2nd-Niger-Bridge.
Fashola who spoke in Abuja during an interactive session with newsmen noted that the contract was awarded to Julius Berger Construction Company. He said that the project, expected to be completed in 36 months would be funded under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).
According to him, funding the project under
PIDF means that work will no longer stop on account of lack of funding. He said
that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road projects
would also be funded under PIDF.
Fashola said that the contract for the main work on
the Second Niger Bridge was awarded after the completion of the four phases of
the project. He said that the early works were preliminary projects to be
completed before the main work, adding that all the early works were done in
the river and not visible from the existing bridge. According to him, with the
award of the main work, there will be a lot of piling works in the water and
that is what people will see. NAN