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Ikpeazu Determined To Make Abia Blue River Port A Reality

One of the pillars on which the creation of the Enyimba Economic City rests is the Blue River Port in Azumini and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu knows this.

 

This is why his Government has launched a slew of exploratory moves to kick start the operation that has been mothballed since 2018 when then Abia State All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant, Dr. Uche Ogah had promised the dredging of Azumini Blue River in the state to make it a viable port if he was installed.


Fact to the matter is the  port is only about 40 nautical miles away from the Ocean (below),  but it also has two options namely a berthing station at Azumini and one at Obuaku Ndoki which were both used by ferries during the colonial era.

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So regardless of which location you pick the convenience in regards to moving goods to and fro the Economic city speaks for itself. With the recent success of both Onne and just weeks ago Onitsha ports, it is imperative that more state governments look to Nigeria's waterways as the future and a more cost effective way of locomotion.


Factoring that Aba is already on the national rail grid and with the proposed second line that will tie in Owerri it  only makes sense to take advantage of these additional platforms as well.


Enyimba Economic city is a proposed free-trade zone with independent business registry, labour laws, banking regulations and more, and will sit on over 9,500 hectares of land inbetween Aba and Port Harcourt.

 

In November 2019  the government of Nigeria signed a $430m deal with the African Development bank, a consortium of private investors and multilateral financial institutions for the development of  the Enyimba Economic City project(EEC).


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