Enugu govt approves N759m for CCTV, bridges



Raphael Ede

Over N759, 000,000 has been approved by the Enugu State Executive Council for the execution of various projects in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke, disclosed this in a press briefing at the end of the Council’s meeting presided over by Governor Sullivan Chime in Enugu.

He disclosed that the sum of N300, 000,000 was approved for the supply and installation of security (CCTV) and access control systems in the offices of the Enugu state new Secretariat buildings.
He said the scope of work consisted of 579 Cameras, 44 Network Video Control Systems that are to be installed on 264 Doors with 22 Controllers, adding that contract was awarded to Prolines Vision Limited.

The Commissioner also said that the sum of N213,021,419 was also approved by the council for the construction of Asu River Bridge along Isiogbo-Nara road in Nkanu East local government area.
The council he said observed that the existing single lane old Concrete Bridge across Asu River along the road is dilapidated.
The commissioner added that the council also noted that the present nature and increased volume of traffic using the bridge is beyond its bearing capacity.

Continuing, he said the sum of N106,706,996 was also approved by the Council for the re-development of Emene Testing Ground and the Drivers Training Institute.
He noted that the scope of work at the Institute included fencing of the complex, renovation of V.I.O. testing building, Traffic Management Authority and the course construction of office buildings amongst others, adding that direct labour is involved.
He added that the Council also approved the sum of N 89,989,600 for the payment of the state counterpart fund for the State Rural Access and Mobility project (RAMP II).

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