Kano to invest N4.4bn on infrastructural projects
The Kano State Executive Council has given approval for the award of contracts and execution of projects as well as ratification of others that had earlier been granted executive approval worth over N4.4 billion.
The State Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this on Monday at the weekly news briefing on the outcome of the council meeting held at Africa House, Government House, Kano.
He said the approvals include award contract worth over N529 million for the supply and installation of five hybrid G. E. X-ray machine (X-6000/XR-120) and accessories in five secondary health facilities in the state.
Garba said the facilities will be deployed in new hospitals being developed in Wudil and Kabo towns respectively, as well as in Sir Muhammadu Sanusi, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase and Murtala Muhammad Hospitals.
The commissioner explained that the contract, which will be awarded to Messrs Triomed Supplies and General Enterprises Ltd also involves the supply of printers/UPS, radiation protection/civil engineering and electrical works and training of personnel.
He further disclosed that the council has also approved the engagement of foreign technical partners, Team Nigeria Limited, and architectural re-design for the construction of Kano Cancer Treatment Centre (KCTC) by the team as well as its adoption as the working document for the project.
The commissioner announced approval by the council for the award of a contract worth about N198 million to Messrs Conc Steel Engineering Limited for the reconstruction of Gashash Road and Daula Hotel Roads.
Other approvals by the council, he said, include the provision of landscaping (public garden and fountain) by Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited within the premises of Dangi Underpass/Flyover at cost of N175 million; release of the sum of about N43million to the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil for the purchase of double-bunk beds and mattresses for student hostels of the university.
Garba further revealed that the release of the sum of N17.8 million for the construction of drainages and other measures to address the problem of erosion and floods in Lakwaya town, Gwarzo local government which has been awarded to Messrs Brixcom Engineering and Consultancy Ltd.
The commissioner stated that payment of liabilities regarding the construction of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Madobi that included the sum of N97 million to Messrs HADDOCK QUEST Engineering and Construction Nigeria Limited and N39 million to Messrs Mamuda Integrated Limited as well as payment of compensation amounting to N18 million to owners of properties affected by the construction of Civic Centre-Ajasa Link Road has been approved by the council.
The commissioner also disclosed ratification by the council of award of contract for the supply of medical equipment and Information, and Communication (ICT) equipment, deployment of hospital management software at the four upgraded health facilities in the new Emirates headquarters of Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye to Messrs El-Bashir Surgical Nigeria Limited and Messrs Baube Solutions Nigeria Limited at the total cost of N2.9 billion and N315 million, respectively.
The ratifications, he said, include some road and other construction projects that included rehabilitation of Farm Centre to Sokoto Road at the sum of N19.5million; rehabilitation of Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road about N38 million; approval for the award of contract for the construction of two-cell reinforced concrete box culvert and drainage at ‘Yan Mota by ‘Yan Kwanuka near Kurmi Market in Municipal local government awarded to M/S TEC Engineering Company (Nigeria) Limited at the sum of over N42 million
Source : BusinessDay