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FEC approves N1trn for construction of phase 1 coastal road

FEC approves N1trn for construction of phase 1 coastal road

Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a monumental contract worth approximately N1 trillion for the construction of the first phase of the coastal road project in Nigeria.

This ambitious project aims to construct a 700-kilometer road spanning nine coastal states, with two additional spurs extending to northern states. The approval of funds for the first phase signifies a significant step towards the realisation of this massive infrastructure development.

Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, highlighted the key features of the approved project, revealing that the first phase consists of a 47.47-kilometer dual carriageway with five lanes on each side, alongside a train track in the middle.

The project is set to be constructed using concrete technology, a testament to the government's commitment to high-quality infrastructure development.

Umahi explained that the decision to proceed with the first phase was prompted by the need to expedite the project's commencement to address pressing issues and protect communities along the corridor.

He expressed gratitude for President Bola Tinubu's approval and support for the project's advancement.

Furthermore, Umahi outlined the procurement plan for subsequent sections of the coastal road project, emphasizing the government's commitment to its phased implementation. He also highlighted the challenges posed by rising construction material costs and announced the augmentation of several stalled projects to align with current market realities.

The minister concluded by affirming the government's dedication to revitalizing critical infrastructure projects across the country. With over 1,000 roads slated for review and augmentation, the government aims to breathe new life into stalled projects and ensure their timely completion to benefit all Nigerians.

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