Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Federal Government Has Secured A 500 Million Dollar Loan From The Chinese Government To Complete The Abuja Light Rail Project.

The federal Government has secured a 500 million dollar loan from Chinese government to complete the Abuja Light Rail Project. 
The over 131.6billion naira project which commenced in 2009 is expected to be completed by 2015.

Minister of FCT Senator Bala Mohammed who led journalists to the site, as part of activities marking the commencement of the good government tour,  said the project has achieved 23 percent completion with possibility of generating one million jobs when completed.

The Delegation also inspected lot one and  two of the Project as well as the central laboratory of the Chinese Construction Firm handling the light rail project and the National Space Research and Development Agency

information minister, Labaran Maku,  expressed the political will of the government to complete the rail project by 2015, noting that the Rail  Project alone is enough to convince  Nigerians that FCT administration has recorded remarkable achievement in the last few years

The Good Governance Media Tour of projects, the government added,  is not a partisan progrmme designed to score cheap political points

The visit to project sites would not be restricted to projects being executed by  the PDP led governments only  but the ones executed by state governments control by the opposition political parties

The objectives of the media tour according to Maku is to educate the people about government's programmes and policies and to show case projects being implemented by the different tiers of government.

He said it was wrong for critics to assume that nothing is going on under the present democratic dispensation without on the spot assessment of  on-going projects and completed ones

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