Nigeria set for road infrastructure improvements

8 May 2012

Plans to improve the road infrastructure in Nigeria have just been announced by the Taraba State government, Vanguard has reported.

According to the government, the state of Taraba is set to see the construction of four kilometres of roads in each of the 16 local government area headquarters.

The news was announced by Emmanuel Bello, the commissioner for information, who explained that the construction project would be overseen by PW and Taraba Road Construction and Maintenance Agency, the state-owned construction firm.

"The duration of the contract is 18 months and 20 per cent mobilisation is already handed out to the contractors," Mr Bello explained to the news provider.

"While TARCMA would handle six councils in the northern zone of the state, PW would take care of the 10 councils in the central and southern zones."

Mr Bello confirmed that the project will cost as much as N10 (£39.4 million).

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