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FEC okays N1trn for coastal road construction

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a contract of about N1 trillion for the construction of the first phase of the coastal road. The…

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a contract of about N1 trillion for the construction of the first phase of the coastal road.

The Minister of works, Dave Umahi, disclosed this after the FEC meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Umahi explained that the phase 1 is part the 700 kilometres road spanning nine states with two spurs leading to the northern states.

The first phase he said is made up of 47.47 kilometres dual carriage way of five lines on each side and a train track on the middle, adding that the project will be constructed with concrete.

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According to the minister, “Today, we had the approval of FEC for the construction of 700 kilometer of coastal routes running from Lagos through the nine coastal states up to Cross River, meaning that it goes to Lagos, the Lekki Deep Seaport, Ogun State, Ondo State, Delta, Bayelsa, Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom.

“But we also have two spurs that leads to the North, from the ongoing Badagry-Sokoto route and the one that leads to the Trans-Sahara route that goes from Ogoja down to Cameroon.

“Now, it is a dual carriage way. And each carriage way has five lanes and a provision for a train infrastructure that will be at the middle.”

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