Nigeria Awards Two Road Contracts
The contracts form part of a wider 556km road-building programme.
Niger State government has awarded contracts for the construction of the Bida ring road and the rehabilitation of the Minna township roads in Nigeria.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) will work on the rehabilitation of township roads in Minna, with a completion date of 24 months. Egypt’s Arab Contractors will undertake the reconstruction of the Bida ring road, with completion within 30 months.
NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT SIGNS CONTRACT AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS IN MINNA AND BIDA— Governor Niger (@GovNiger) August 31, 2023
Niger State Government has signed a contract agreement with two construction firms for the construction of the Bida ring road and the rehabilitation of Minna township roads. pic.twitter.com/TzIzDE3g8R
The Ministry of Works & Infrastructural Development issued a tender on 7 August for 24 road contracts with a combined length of 556km. The deadline for bid submissions was 29 August.
The biggest lots were for the Minna township road (100km), the Bida township road (50km), the Kontagora township road (50km) and the Suleja township road (50km)
On 11 August, Benij Nigeria was awarded the consultancy contract to oversee the entire road project.
State Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago said at the contract signing ceremony that the road contracts are in line with his urban renewal policy and that the contracts for the Minna township roads and Bida ring road form part of phase one.
Governor Bago added that the Minna project is divided into two segments and work on the second segment has been tendered.
He also stated that the Suleja and Kontagora contracts will be signed in the next 30 days.
In line with the Urban Renewal policy of our administration, Niger State Government under my leadership signed a contract agreement with two construction firms for the construction of first phase of Bida ring road and rehabilitation of Minna township roads.— His Excellency Mohammed Umaru Bago (@HonBago) August 31, 2023
The contract… pic.twitter.com/zWoi8DEWKu
Photo: Contract signing (Source: Twitter/X @GovNiger)