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Federal Executive Council Approves N5.6b For Completion Of Plateau Water Project

Following the request of the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, approved a N5.6 billion contract for the completion of Mangu Dam, a component of Mangu Regional Water Supply Scheme in Plateau State.

The Minister explained that upon completion, the project would make available 17.2m litres of potable water daily and 1.5 megawatts of electricity to about 10 communities with an estimated population of about 700,000 residents.

According to her, It will also generate employment opportunities for about 12,000 people within the catchment areas of Mangu, Gindiri, Mangu Hale, Kudunu, Vodni, Payam, Pushit, Ampier, Mangun and Lagai in the state.

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