FG wants Zungru power project to be completed by December
The Federal Government (FG) has tasked the contractors who run the Zungeru power project to guarantee its completion by the December 2021 deadline.
He assured that the challenges faced by contractors in the performance of their duties that disturb security, COVID 19, the adjustment of costs due to the additional work outside the contracted sum and the delay in the release of funds by China-Exim Bank would be resolved.
The Minister of Power, Ing. Abubakar Aliyu, said this statement when receiving the consultants and contractors of MM. CNEEC-Sinohydro consortium for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Zungeru’s 700 MW hydroelectric power project in its office in Abuja on Friday.
He highlighted the ministry’s efforts through the Ministry of Finance to resolve the issue of opening the escrow account in a commercial bank prescribed in the subsidiary loan agreement with Exim Bank of China, which rescinds the policy. current government single treasury account (TSA). .
While welcoming the presentation made by the entrepreneurs, he urged them to respect the deadline of December 28, 2021 for the completion of the project while assuring them that all the constraints that could hinder the delivery of the project would be lifted.
During his presentation, the Project Director, Dr JBO Adewumi of Coyne and Bellier (Tractebel) / Decrown Consultancy Service said that the overall assessed percentage of project completion is around 90%.
However, he pleaded for a rapid resolution of the constraints listed.
The Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant Project is located on the Kaduna River, 8 km upstream from the confluence with the Gumna River in the Rafi Local Government Area in Niger State. It is about 20 km northeast of Zungeru, 25 km southeast of Tegina, 43 km northwest of Minna and 77 km downstream from the Shiroro power station.
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