Gusau - The Zamfara Government on Wednesday awarded road contracts valued at over N7 billion as part of efforts to open up the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji, told newsmen at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Gusau that the projects would be completed within 18 months.
He said the contract included the 31.5 km Gusau-Kasuwar Daji road, and the Gusau-Zurmi-Katsina road which were awarded for N2.5 billion.
According to him, the government has also awarded contract for the construction of the 38.3 km Tashar Abu-Kekun Waje-Bingi road at the cost of N1.5 billion.
Other contracts, he said, included the N200 million Gusau GRA link road, and the road linking Gen. Sani Abacha Way to the State Primary Education Board, which would cost N900 million.
Magaji said work on the Gusau Prisons-Jauri village road awarded at the cost of N301 million would be completed within a year.
He further said that the the government had approved N1.06 billion as compensation to persons affected by the Gusau township roads project.
The commissioner said the amount was also for those affected under the phase I and II of the Talata Mafara township roads, which were completed last year.
Magaji said the projects were in line with the administration’s desire to enhance economic activities in the state.