Delta plans agro-industrial park
The Delta state government has approved the establishment of an agro-industrial park at Aboh Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area.
Also approved is the construction of Ayakoromo Bridge across River Forcados in Burutu Local Government Area.
Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said that the approvals were part of the decisions taken at the state executive council meeting held in Asaba.
He said that the agro-industrial park will provide common dedicated infrastructure and facilities for agro-processing, value addition and agribusiness as a means to improving the ease-of-doing business and promoting economic diversification and growth of the state, including creating more than 5,000 jobs along the agricultural value chain.
According to him, the park will be executed through public-private partnership between the state government, Mirai Group in Israel and Norsworthy Investments Ltd.
On the Ayakoromo Bridge, Ukah said the approval is in line with the avowed determination of the state government to link riverine and upland communities in the state to bring about economic and social integration,
The commissioner added that with the construction of the Ayakoromo Bridge, Burutu town, which hitherto has not been accessible by road, will soon become a beehive of social and economic activities with vehicular movements witnessed for the very first time.
He stated that the bridge will also connect other riverine communities to other parts of the state.