Katsina To Spend N74.5bn On Construction Of 9 New Roads

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The Katsina State government has allocated N74.5 billion for the construction of nine new roads within the state capital.
This decision was part of the resolutions reached at the state executive council meeting held at the Government House in Katsina State, presided over by Governor Umar Dikko Radda.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Commissioner of Works, Housing, and Transport, Engr Sani Magaji Ingawa, stated that the drive aims to enhance urban infrastructure, improving business activities across the city.
He added that the projects, under the governor’s urban renewal programme, were awarded to the Chinese company CCECC, with an anticipated completion timeline of two years.
A press statement signed by the governor’s chief press secretary, Ibrahim Muhammed Kaula, states that “among the nine roads earmarked for development include: the construction of the eastern bypass, stretching from Dutsinma Road, Kano Road, passing through Daura Road, and terminating at Yandaki Village in Kaita Local Government.
“Dualisation of roads from Katsina Central Mosque through Kofar Marusa, terminating at WTC Roundabout, and another from Yandaki-Shinkafi to Kofar Sauri, and Airport Junction to the proposed bypass along Daura Road.
“Extension of dualisation from Barhim Estate to the proposed bypass along Mani Road, and from Water Board Roundabout through Kofar Sauri to Katsina Central Mosque.
“Construction starting from Rafin Dadi through KTSTA Roundabout to Batsari Roundabout, Central Police Station to Kofar Yandaka, and Central Police Station to Kofar Kaura underpass.”
The commissioner said that two of the nine roads will be prioritised in the first phase, along with the Kofar Soro to Kofar Guga road approved by the previous administration, at a cost of thirty-eight billion naira.
He added that the first phase roads include the eastern bypass from Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU) to Yandaki and Central Mosque-Kiddies to WTC Roundabout.


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