Niger completes N2.59bn bridge to promote economic activities




gov aliyu of Niger StateMINNA -The Niger State Government says it has completed the 490 metres long Shiroro bridge at the cost of N2.59 billion.

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Alhaji Mu’azu Bawa, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, made the disclosure on Thursday in Minna while briefing newsmen on the ministry’s activities.

He said that the bridge would boost social and economic activities in the area and bring an end to boat accidents that led to lost of lives by people crossing the River.

[eap_ad_2] Bawa said the bridge was the longest constructed by the administration, adding that it was completed within 12 months of the contract’s award.

Contract for the project was re-awarded in September 2013 with a completion period of 14 months but was finished in 12 months.

The commissioner also announced the completion of the Rijau-Dukku, a 48 Kilometres road project, constructed at the cost of N6.2 billion.

Bawa said the two projects were financed with the N9 billion sourced from the capital market by Gov. Babangida Aliyu.

He, however, disclosed that work on the first phase of the development of the Garam Model City and Suleja International Market had commenced.

Bawa said that the Suleja project would be the biggest and most modern in the Northern part of the country when completed. (NAN)

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