Contracts awarded for Dutse Airport
The Jigawa State Government has awarded three contracts for the construction of an airport near the state’s capital, Dutse, at the cost of N6.9 billion. The airport will be located along the Dutse-Panisau road. President Jonathan will lay the first stone during a visit to the state next month. The airport should be ready next year. According to Alhaji Babandi Ibrahim, the State Commissioner for Information:
Dantata and Sawoe were awarded N4.9 billion contract for the construction of the runway; the project is expected to be completed within 10 months. Another contract for the construction of a terminal building and car park was awarded to CGC Nigeria. Dantata and Sawoe also got another contract for the construction of an access road to the airport at the total cost of N600 million. CGC has been given 12 months to complete the terminal building, while Dantata and Sawoe have four months for the access road.