Nigeria awards N14.4 billion Second Niger Bridge contract

Nigeria awards N14.4 billion Second Niger Bridge contract

Agency Report/Premium Times
The Federal Government has awarded contract for early works on the
Second Niger bridge and emergency repairs at the Tamburawa bridge in
Kano State at a total cost of N16.3 billion.
Mohammed Abdullahi, the Assistant Director of Information in the
Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, made this known in a
statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
He stated that contract for the second Niger Bridge was awarded to
Julius Berger (Nig.) Ltd. at a total cost of N14.4 billion.
Mr. Abdullahi noted that contract for emergency repairs at the
Tamburawa Bridge in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State
was awarded to Borini Prono & Co. (Nig.) Ltd. at a total cost of N1.9
billion.
He said that the existing Niger Bridge, inaugurated on January 4, 1966
had severely been overstressed, adding that its continued
serviceability could not be assured.
According to him, the idea of a Second Niger Bridge started way back
in the late 1970s but its realisation is delayed by several
challenges.
He added that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was
resolute to the completion of the projects.
Mr. Abdullahi said the scope of work for the emergency repairs of
Tamburawa Bridge would involve the use of rock-filled gabion
protection with reno mattresses, fitters and embankment protection to
the abutments.
He said the intervention followed what he called public.

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