=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The projected delivery of the Lekki Deep Sea Port looks more promising as work on the construction of the $1.6 billion project has accelerated to approximately 50 per cent completion.
According to the company, it has completed its 1,909m long core of the main breakwater, while work on the quay wall and landside infrastructure has reached an advanced stage. The significant milestone of the completion of the core of the main breakwater was achieved on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Disclosing this, the Managing Director, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, Du Ruogang, while briefing the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, and other key stakeholders, assured that the construction would be completed as scheduled with a targeted commercial operation expected in the last quarter of 2022. He affirmed that the container terminal operator – Lekki Freeport Terminal, a subsidiary of CGM/CMA, is ready to commence operations once the construction is completed.x
Proceeding, Ajani stated that it was heart-warming to note that the project was moving at a fast pace, assuring all the promoters and stakeholders that the Federal Government would play its part to ensure the smooth take-off of the port as scheduled.
On his part, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, said that NPA will play its part to ensure that the timeline set for the delivery is achieved, adding that efforts are being made to facilitate the deployment of all necessary infrastructure needed before commercial operations begin.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The significance of Lekki Deep Sea Port to the economic prosperity of Nigeria cannot be overemphasized as it would be transformational, when completed, for the country, and indeed the West African maritime landscape.