FCDA recommits to infrastructure development
By Hudu Yakubu Abuja
The Federal Capital Development Authority FCDA has said it will continue to provide and improve on the areas that would pave way for adequate infrastructure in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The Executive Secretary, of FCDA, Mr. Shehu Ahmad stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja, on the activities of FCDA in the last year.
Engr Ahmed explained that despite some challenges being encountered in the quest to provide infrastructure in the city, there was no going back on the provision of infrastructure that will replace aging and insufficient ones.
According to him, in the last year, some Infrastructure Projects were awarded while some of the ongoing projects were taken to an appreciable level of completion and a few others have been completed and already put to use.
On roads, he mentioned the Provision of Access Roads/Water/Electricity to EFCC Permanent Office at Institutional Area Phase III of FCC, Abuja, and the Provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Abubakar Koko.
Some ongoing Projects taken to an appreciable level of completion included
Sukuk Funded Projects in a bid to close the gap in the Provision of Infrastructure in the country, the Federal Government introduced the “Sukuk” financing scheme.
“Rehabilitation and Expansion of Outer Southern Expressway from Villa Roundabout to OSEX/Ring Road I (RR1) Junction including Four (4) Nos. Interchange.
“Construction of the 15km 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): 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)
Completion of Roads B6, B12 & Circle Road, Abuja Central Area”
He listed other ongoing Projects taken to an appreciative level of completion including the Provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Wuye Districts, the Provision of Engineering Infrastructure to Guzape II Cadastral Zone A11 District, Abuja, and others.