Nigerian Government on Wednesday May 16, 2018 approved the purchase of two tug boats for towing of maritime vessels at 21 million Euros for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Also the dredging of the turning base of the Baro river port in Niger State at a cost of N703 million was approved.
The two projects were approved by the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja as the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi announced while briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting.
Also, the Minister of Water Resources, Malam Suleiman Adamu announced that FEC approved the construction of an 80 meter, five-span bridge in Karu, Nasarawa state, for N719 million with a completion period of two years.
Adamu said it was a constituency project of the River Basin Authority being that the River Basins had responsibility for rural development across the country, adding that the contract was awarded to Messr Biara Concept Nigeria Ltd.
He also said that another contract worth N1.36 billion for the construction of a dam and irrigation project in Gwaranda, Bauchi state, to Forest Engineering Nig. Ltd., with a two-year completion period was approved by FEC.
He said it was also a constituency project in the area.