Kaduna State Government on Friday said it would spend N28 billion on the construction of 31 township and rural roads in the state.
Briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council meeting in Kaduna, the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Suleiman Richifa, said the construction of the roads was in line with the state government's transformation agenda.
Richifa said the construction would improve on the road network, as well as aid vehicular movement within the township and rural areas in the state.
He said that the council had approved advance payment of 25 per cent to contractors handling the projects to facilitate the work for socio-economic development.
"The advance payment of 25 per cent of the contract sum is to facilitate the movement of contractors to the site immediately," he said.
He said the road construction would commence immediately after the rainy season to make the work more effective and durable.
The roads to be constructed include Garun Kurama-Kurandai-Bandu Kasuwa (21.7km), Maraban Kakeyi-FarinKasa-San Birni-Richifa (27km), Farar Gada- Yakawada-Iyatawa (26km), Dogon Dawa-Sason Layi-old Birnin Gwari (34km).
others include Kwasam-Kushere-Geshere (45km), Kwagiri-Kussom-Wasa (24km), Kwoi-dura-Ankung-Taimen-Idofu (13.1km), Kagoro-Manchok-Mabushi (34km), Bukus Kwarin Ayuba-Angwan Yusi Yankarfe-Hanwa (4.2km).
Also to be constructed are the Gonin gora-Hayin Katafawa-Ungwan Bije-Gonin Gora (6.5km) road, WAEC-GGSS Kawo-College-Lafiya road (4.1km), Tanko Ayuba-NAFDAC-Post office (5km) road, Kudenda road network (9km), Hayin Jirgi-Borno road (4km) and Romi-Karatudu (6km) road.
Others are Likoro-Magata (6.8km), Sakaru-Bagaidi (9km), Garun Kurama-Keran (2.5km), Shehu Idris road-Tudun Jikun road (1.4km), Barnawa central (2km) Barnawa Asphalt (5km), Gangar township road (3km), Kutemeshi-Yankan Dutse (4km).
The rest are yam market-Afaka road (3km), Rigachukwu township (5km), Zonkwa-Yabavan (5km), Gidan Mana township (5km), Kagoma town ship (8.7km), Angwan Idi -Kusheka (5km), Gantang-Bahago (3km) and Benue road (1.2km).