• June 15, 2021

Funtua Inland Dry Port Project Set For Inauguration In November

=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === According to the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the federal government will launch the ongoing Funtua Inland Dry Port project in Sokoto State in November this year..

This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, recently in Abuja during a meeting between the Council, Concessionaires for the Inland Dry Ports and the French Embassy, where he highlighted the successes so far recorded by the Council.

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While stating that the federal government thought it necessary to bring shipping closer to the people by establishing ports in the hinterland, Bello also told the audience that the Council was currently promoting the establishment of Inland Dry Ports and Vehicle Transit Areas across the country, stressing that Nigeria was blessed with about 195 million kilometers of hinterland and a vast country endowed agriculturally and otherwise.

PROJECTED IMPACT: The port, when operational, will contribute to the seamless movement of cargo throughout the entire transport value chain and help to decongest  Nigerian sea ports.

Agenda Watchdog

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