FG Okays N2.6bn for Karu Road Infrastructure

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is set to begin massive provision of road infrastructural within its satellite town of Karu Phase 2, Abuja.

This is coming on the heels of the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the sum of N2.6bn for the provision of road infrastructure within the area.

The project which is expected to be completed within 15 months will among other benefits, open up the area for the development of affordable housing for low income earners, maintaining clean and healthy environment and ensure slum upgrade schemes in the indigenous settlements of the area.

Other expected benefits include enhancement of economic activities among residents and also create job opportunities for teeming inhabitants of the FCT.

Speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister listed the scope of works for the road project to include: site clearance and earthworks; road pavement, consisting of laterite sub-based, crush stone base and laying of asphaltic concrete finishing; storm water drainage; construction of concrete box culvert; precast concrete pipe culvert and stone pitching and greasing.

This project brings to five recent approvals secured so far by FCT Administration just within a spate of three months.

It would be recalled that the strong political will and dogged commitment of the FCT Minister,  Musa Bello to undertake developmental projects across FCT, had started paying off, leading to the Federal Executive Council given approval of the contract for award of Phase of Abuja Rail Mass Transit (Lot 1B), provision of engineering infrastructure to Jahi District, award for the construction of the Right-Hand Service Carriageway of Outer Expressway, among others.

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