Road construction and rehabilitation is essential to boost economic activity by easing the transportation of goods and persons. Using a labour-intensive approach, this project will cover the construction and maintenance of federal highways, roads, and bridges as well as road interventions within federal tertiary institutions all across the country. In addition, the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) will undertake interventions to maintain strategic roads nationwide; provide, maintain and manage connecting corridors with Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones across the country; install and maintain street lighting to enhance highway security; as well as ensure the structural integrity of bridges and hydraulic structures.
Other key FERMA interventions are the Stakeholders Assisted Right of Way Maintenance Intervention Programme (SHAROWMIP); strategic economic and petroleum products route maintenance and maintenance of roads in tertiary and research institutions. This SHAROW-MIP programme is aimed at creating jobs by involving communities in vegetation management and silt control in order to enhance visibility, safety and security along critical federal highways. It will now be complemented by a post COVID-19 intervention to reduce bottlenecks that severely restrict the flow of food, fuel and medical supplies and thus enhance the speed of delivery of these vital items.
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