The Jos Inland Container Depot established to serve both local and international markets of perishable agricultural produce will soon commence operation.
This is even as the management of DUNCAN Maritime Ventures, the company handling the project has expressed its preparedness to do everything possible to see to the completion of the project on schedule.
North East coordinator of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr Bali Kparbong and acting project manager, DUNCAN International Inland Container Dry Port Ltd, Mr Nenfort Gonchen, broke the cheering news during a tour of the facility in Heipang, Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.
The duo said that the project, when completed, will make Nigeria not only self-sufficient in fresh agricultural produce but a leading exporter of same.
ViewPointNigeria learnt that Mr John Dafan, the chief of staff to Governor Simon Lalong was also at the project site during the week to inspect facilities.
Expressing their commitment to ensuring that the operations of the inland container depot come on stream, Kparbong said, “there was a problem with the previous government regarding the project.
But I think there is headway now because we are making fresh arrangement for the project to take off. So, I can assure you that there is good hope for Plateau state and indeed Nigerians because the dream of realising the project is on course.”
ViewPointNigeria reports that the progress of work at the Jos Inland Container Depot had been at a snail speed since its foundation was laid in 2007.
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