Developer, firm sign N1.7b Awka millennium city contract
Towards making the new urban development project a reality, Messrs Awka Millennium City Development Company Limited has signed an N1.747 billion infrastructure contract with Sagez Nigeria Limited in Awka, Anambra state capital.
The project for the second phase of the road contract in Awka Millennium City estate covers 5.81 kilometres and would be delivered in nine months.
The contract was signed between Chief Executive Officer, Awka Millennium City (AMC), Mr. Chimmy Ogbuebile Ogbuebile, and Executive Director, Sagez Nigeria Limited, Adeyinka Amusun, at the project site.
Those present at the event include Head Personnel and Administration, Sagez Nigeria Limited, Henry Ukubayinje, and the Project Manager, Okafor Martins. Others are the state’s Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Michael Okonkwo, Managing Director, state’s Investment Promotion and Protection Agency, Jude Ikeakor, and the Managing Director, state’s Broadcasting Service, Chief Uche Nworah among other top government officials in the state.
Ogbuebile recalled that since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Anambra state government in 2019, much progress has been made on-site, despite the challenges from COVID-19, and the economic downturn in the country.
He said, “We have started the N2.7 billion investment in estate utility services, procurement process for water Infrastructure equipment, water tanks, treatment plants, pipes and pumps, underground power equipment, cables, substations, transformers, switchgear, and other utility infrastructure”, he noted.
The Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Okonkwo, said the government would partner with the private sector to develop the estates, which will be comparable to those in major cities.