Kaduna - The Kaduna State Government has awarded contract for the rehabilitation of four water works in the state to boost potable water supply to residents.
The Assistant General Manager, State Water Board, Engr. Yusuf Kobo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Monday that N33 million would be spent by the government on the project.
He said the rehabilitation, which covers water plants in Kaduna, would be completed within a year.
Kobo added that the project involves the replacement and rehabilitation of pumps and water treatment facilities in Kaduna North Old and New Water Works, to be executed at N7.4 million.
According to him, the government will also spend N2.2 milion on similar project at the Kaduna South water works and booster station.
``Another aspects of the contract is the general civil works in Kaduna North Old, Kaduna North New and Kaduna South Water Works at N3 Million.
``This is in addition to the replacement of some existing AC pipes which was laid in 1939 and will cost N6.3 million.''
The manager said N5.2 million would be spent on the recticulation of water in some areas of the city.
He said that the government would spend N2.7 million on the completion of a 33kV sub-station and another N6.6 million to rehabilitate and install generators at the water plants to boost supply.
``These generators will improve the supply and quality of water in the metropolis.''
On Zaria water supply project, Kobo assured that work was in progress, adding that the installation of electrical components would soon be completed.
According to him, the state goverment has so far spent N13.8 billion out of the N24 billion earmarked for the project.
``The work has reached 74 per cent completion level, all the electro-mechanical equipment have been imported and installation would soon be completed.''