Cui Jian Chun, the Chinese language Ambassador to Nigeria, has stated his nation has constructed nothing lower than 100 seaports throughout Africa up to now 20 years.
Chun disclosed this lately throughout the handover of the Lekki deep seaport constructed by China Harbour Engineering Firm to the Lekki Free Port Terminal, a subsidiary of CMA CGM Group, to take over the port in readiness for the beginning of operations.
“I wish to, at this time, spotlight what we now have completed between China and Nigeria. The primary is infrastructure. I wish to let that the deep seaport is de facto vital. China has constructed 100 ports in the entire of Africa for the reason that 12 months 2000. Meaning in 20 years, China helped Africa to construct 100 ports. And likewise, I wish to let that Chinese language firms have constructed in Africa 100,000km of highways and 10,000km of railways.
China Harbour Engineering Firm has completed awesomely nicely. About 70 p.c of seaports in Africa are a product of China Harbour Engineering Firm, and China Harbour Engineering Firm builds 90 p.c of seaports in China. Therefore, you might have chosen rightly as to who constructed Lekki deep seaport,” Chun stated.
Chun stated the connection between Nigeria and China has been cordial and mutually useful.
The entire worth of the engineering, procurement, and development (EPC) contract of the primary part of the finished Lekki Port is $581 million.
BusinessDay understands that the port is anticipated to start operations after the Presidential commissioning, which might probably happen earlier than the top of the 12 months.
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