(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has been raucously commended for the quality of work done at the new International Cargo Airport in Umueri.
Obaino was lauded by the Members of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Aviation, during a tour of the impressive facility at the behest of the Governor.
Following the tour, the committee chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi, described the project as a masterpiece that will elevate both the status of the citizenry and the state’s revenue base, describing the aviation industry as a very crucial segment for the development of the nation.
Facilities in the landmark airport include the Arrival hall, Terminal, the Control tower, Apron, Car park and the Departure. The tower reportedly has a life span of 300 years, while the terminal is designed to accommodate 400 passengers at a time.
Also, the car park has 700 space capacity for vehicles and space for 36 shops, installed security gadgets, and a runway with a satellite lighting system that is said to be the longest in Africa.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The facility will help accelerate the economic development of the Southeast, Anambra State and Nigeria in general. It is a landmark for Anambra State and the Southeast.