Nigeria: Onitsha River Port Fully Operational
Onitsha River Port in Anambra state is now fully operational and equipped to standard, according to allafrica.com.
Architect Ahmed Aminu Yar’adua, Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), disclosed this while conducting members of the House of Representatives Committee on Marine Transport on a tour of the River Niger to ascertain ongoing dredging and construction of river ports along the river bank.
He said that contract for the rehabilitation of the Onitsha River Port Complex, supply and installation of cargo handling equipment including the construction of gang way, transit shed, rehabilitation of warehouse, launching berth, outdoor storage areas, construction of administrative block, staff quarters and independent water supply facility was awarded and nearing completion.
“The entire contract was awarded to an indigenous construction company, Inter-Bau at the total sum of N4,666,481,591.90 and has been paid the entire sum remaining about N800 million,” he said.
“The contractor has since sank a 150mm borehole with elevated water tank and water treatment unit,” concluded Yar’adua.
Dredging Today Staff, June 7, 2012;