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Buhari launches N9b irrigation scheme rehabilitation challenge in Jigawa

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari speaks throughout a gathering with US President Donald Trump within the Oval Workplace of the White Home in Washington, DC, April 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched the N9 billion Hadejia Valley Irrigation Scheme (HVIS) rehabilitation challenge in Auyo Native Authorities Space of Jigawa.

Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the challenge might be executed below the Remodeling Irrigation Administration in Nigeria (TRIMING) programme, which is supported by the World Financial institution.

Although the president didn’t communicate on the occasion, NAN learnt that TRIMING is the particular intervention programme of the Federal Authorities, aimed toward selling sustainable growth of irrigated agriculture within the nation.

The contract for the HVIS challenge was awarded to CGC-YSEJ Joint Ventures in 2018 to execute the rehabilitation of present gravity irrigation space, involving about 5,346 hectares, and growth of about 778 hectares in addition to the rehabilitation of the barrage.

The price of the challenge is N9, 391, 038, 925 and it has a three-year completion interval.

NAN stories that the important thing elements of the challenge embody the rehabilitation of Hadejia Barrage and Headworks, with 26.2km embankment and water storage capability of 11.four million cubic metres.

It additionally entails the rehabilitation of the 30km Feeder Canal and North Major Canal; the growth of the 32.8km South Major Canal and the rehabilitation of the Major Drain and Drainage Buffer.

The challenge, which was initiated round 1981 and 1982, was later deserted because of poor funding.


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