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Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

Land swap districts engineering design ready – Bala

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bala fct ministerBy Stanley Onyekwere

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Bala Mohammed, has said that the final engineering design of some designated Land Swap districts by nine developers have been completed, checked and approved.

He said the final engineering designs of these districts underway are preparatory for its ground breaking, reiterating that it would assist in unbundling land and reduce housing deficit across the Territory.

Mohammed made this disclosure yesterday, during the FCT operations briefing session, in Gwarinpa I district, Abuja, according to a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Muhammad Sule.

The minister also revealed that the FCT Administration has embarked on the extension of water supply to Abuja Technology village and private developers’ housing estates, to fast-track development in these areas.

According to him, the FCT Administration is also providing primary roads to mass housing areas (Road S30), to make such places more habitable.

He noted that 5 out of 6 roads under resurfacing of existing roads in Wuse I District are completed and handed over to the FCT Administration.

The Minister further disclosed that the final engineering design production of tender documents for interceptor sewer schedule V for Kaura, Duboyi and other districts of Phases II & III of the FCT is completed.

 “There are 21nos ongoing consultancies for the final designs, 3nos ongoing Resident Supervision for Airport, ONEX and B6/B12 and 3nos ongoing Consultancy Projects for subsoil and Geophysical Survey in some districts of Phase II,” the statement quoted the minister.

However, it added that minister has directed that all FCT agencies without enabling laws be reverted back to departments until the National Assembly enacts appropriate law.

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