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Work is set to commence at the proposed Obeaku Deep Sea Port in Abia State following the completion of all the necessary documentation with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Federal Ministries of Transportation as well as that of Petroleum.
Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Zoros Energy Ltd who are core investors in the project, Eze Ikenna Nwaigwe who disclosed this when he led other members of his team to the Deep Seaport site on an inspection tour commended Gov Okezie Ikpeazu for the great commitment of his administration towards realising the project.
The Seaport located on 2,000 hectares of land near the Imo River, Obeaku in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, has about 23 nautical miles to the Atlantic Ocean. Its closeness to the Atlantic Ocean, according to the investor, will make the shipping business easier for Abians.
The investor said that the project would commence with the reclamation of the area and dredging of about 30 meters deep from Obeaku to Ikot – Abasi Port in Rivers State. ‘There will also be an establishment of a Mega-City Project comprising of 10,000 housing units in its first phase, refineries, free trade zone, industrial layout, gas plant for steady power supply, shopping malls, hospital and police station all of which the team of Marine Engineers alongside other experts are working out’, he added.
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