Lekki Port project enters final stage

Construction works on the Lekki Port project in Nigeria are nearing its completion, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) said in their latest project update.

The concrete pouring for the last section of the anchored retaining wall of the CHEC-undertaken project was finished recently, marking the fact the project’s construction has entered the final sprint stage.

Construction of the wall, with a total length of 788 meters, involves pouring 5,000 cubic meters of concrete.

Dredging and reclamation works already reached more than 89.93 per cent while the building of quay walls reached over 85.65 per cent.

Upon completion, the Lekki Port will create a large number of local jobs, said a local official recently.

Also, the port will be the country’s first modern deep seaport, said Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi during his recent visit to the site.

He also added that the project will help relieve congestion at the Ports of Tin Can and Apapa, drive regional economic development and is estimated to contribute about $360 billion to Nigeria’s GDP in 45 years after the project is completed.

The project will be put into operation before the end of 2022.

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