The Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Alhaji Shehu Ahmad has reiterated its commitment to the provision of adequate infrastructure for residents of the nation’s capital.
Ahmad gave the assurance while briefing journalists on the activities of FCDA from January to date, on Thursday in Abuja.
He explained that in spite of challenges in the quest to providing infrastructure in the city, there was no going back on the provision of infrastructure that would replace aging and insufficient ones.
According to him, in the last one year, some Infrastructure Projects were awarded while some of the on-going projects were taken to appreciable level of completion and a few others have been completed and already put to use.
On roads, he mentioned the provision of access road, water, electricity to EFCC Permanent Office at Institutional Area Phase III of the Federal Capital City (FCC), provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Abubakar Koko Road.
“Some on-going projects taken to appreciable level of completion include
Sukuk Funded Projects. In a bid to close the gap in the provision of infrastructure in the country, the Federal Government introduced “Sukuk” financing scheme.
“Rehabilitation and Expansion of Outer Southern Expressway from Villa Roundabout to OSEX/Ring Road I (RR1) Junction including four nos. Interchange.
“Construction of the 15 kilometre Left Hand Service Carriageway of Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) Stage II from Ring Road I (RRI) Junction to Wasa Junction.
“Extension of Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX) from Southern Parkway (S8/S9) to Ring Road II (RRII) and Construction of Southern Parkway from Christian Centre (S8/9) to Ring Road I (RR I).
“Construction of One Service Carriageway of Inner Northern Expressway (INEX) from Ring Road III (RR III) to Ring Road IV (RR IV) and Completion of Roads B6, B12 & Circle Road, Abuja Central Area.”
He listed other on-going projects taken to an appreciative level of completion to include the provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Wuye Districts, Provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Guzape II Cadastral Zone A11 District, Abuja.
“Others are the provision of temporary access road to open up Sections of Institution and Research District Construction of Temporary Access Road/Car Park for Abuja Light Rail Stations in the FCC – Lot 7 – Gbazango.
“Construction of Temporary Access Road/Car Park for Abuja Light Rail Stations in the FCC – Lot 2 – Ring Road
“Provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Plot 650 Shettima La’ah Street, Life Camp, Counterpart Funding for Greater Abuja Water Supply and Provision of Infrastructure to new layout at Tank 4.1 Hill Vicinity, Area F Asokoro”
Ahmad disclosed that there was a full Scope Development of Arterial Road 20 from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) with Spurs
Dualising of Usuma Dam Gurara Road.
This, according to him, is part of Phase II Development to the on-going reconstruction of Lower Usuma Dam – Gurara Road.
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