Gov commissions construction of interchange projects worth over N5b
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has today Thursday, commissioned the construction of Kofar Kaura and Kofar Kwaya interchange projects worth N5.8 billion
According to Governor Masari, the project was to alleviate difficulties being faced by people plying the ever busy routes in the metropolis.
He said they have paid 70 per cent of the total amount to the contractor handling the project.
“The contractor of these two particular projects would have no excuse because already, we paid in advance 70 per cent of the total cost.
“And we had made adequate provision that if the contractor can perform magic and finish this in one day, he will have his remaining money ready for him.
“My appeal to the contractor and the consultant is about the quality of work, especially draining water from the roads because this is very important for the roads to last longer and be beneficial to the people of Katsina state,” Masari said
He said the State Government had spent over N5 billion for the provision of drainage to tackle erosion within the Katsina metropolis.
Speaking earlier during the groundbreaking ceremony of the projects, the Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, Tasi’u Musa Dandagoro, explained that the two interchange projects cost N5.8 billion.
“Kofar Kaura is awarded at the cost of N2,906,277,281.25, while that of Kofar Kwaya is at the cost of N2,808,076,031.25 and would complete for 12 months.”
Representative of Triacta Construction Company assured of quality and timely completion within the timeframe of 12 months.