Mohammed Bello, FCT minister, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing state house correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by Yemi Osinbajo.
Bello said the approvals are for the construction of Kuje, 105 highways, access road and car park for Abuja Light Rail stations.
“Council approved two contracts for the FCT including for the Full Scope Development of Federal Capital Territory Highway 105, Kuje Road, from Airport Expressway to Kuje Junction Stage 1, Abuja at the cost of N54,946,009,160.04,” he said.
“It was awarded to Messrs Arab Contractors O. A. O Nigeria Limited with a completion period of 48 months.
“The second contract award is for the construction of Access Road and Car Park for Abuja Light Rail Stations. Gbazango Station of the Federal Capital City, Abuja – Lot 7 at the cost of N1,291,568,845.33.
According to the FCT minister, efforts were underway to complete the construction of the Apo-Karshi road.
It has faced a lot of challenges, some include funding, design error, and a few other issues,” he said
“I do know that just before I took my (COVID) break. A team from the relevant departments interfaced with them, and they are very clear.”
The Deep blue project is also known as the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure project.
Amaechi said FEC also approved a contract for the reconstruction of the narrow gauge track from Niger to Baro.