The Kaduna State Government has approved N46bn for the rehabilitation and construction of 21 road projects across the state in which four of the selected project had been completed.
The other selected 17 projects handled by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, were in stages of completion.
The Managing Director, Kaduna State Roads Agency, Mohammed Magaji, speaking on the Kaduna State Urban Renewal Road Project, revealed that the initiative was flagged off in 2019 with 18 roads for CCECC.
He said, “About N46bn is being invested on these roads, which are roads primarily handled by CCECC Nigeria Limited.
“Later three were added to make it 21 roads and the work commenced immediately. So far among the roads handled by CCECC, we have completed four of them.
“We have others that have reached advanced stages of completion and any time from now they will be completed, for instance, the Race Course Road, among others.”
Magaji also said the state government will be developing another set of road projects but not under the management of the Chinese construction giant.
The General Manager, CCECC, Kaduna State, Kelvin Tian, stated that over 1,700 locals while 50 Chinese expatriates had been employed through the projects for the state.