Chime signs MOU with Chinese firm for multi-billion Industrial Park in Enugu
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has said that his government has put in place adequate measures and infrastructure that has made the state more than ready to host investors from every part of the world.
The Governor stated this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State Government and a Chinese Company, Goalmark Group for the establishment of a mega industrial park in Enugu. In a press statement by Mr Chukwudi Achife, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Chime noted that the measures which according to him had already triggered an influx of both local and foreign investment into the state were to be sustained and strengthened.
He stated that due to the importance the government attached to the project, it has already provided a large expanse of land for the establishment of the Industrial Park and would also ensure that all necessary facilities were provided to ensure its successful take off. 'This project is dear to our hearts, we are full of expectations and we want to see GoalMark Group developing the place immediately. The land in question is immediately available and we are making sure that all necessary infrastructure including proper access road to the estate will be put in place', he said. Chime also noted that the Industrial Park will complement the massive infrastructural development of Enugu City that his administration had embarked on to give it a brand new and modern outlook.
Earlier in his address the leader of the delegation from Goalmark Group which has its headquarters in Beijing, China Mr Lin Feng said the company decided to go ahead with the project after a careful study that confirmed Enugu as a conducive place for it. He disclosed that the project which, according to him, will cost billions of dollars to complete, will bring massive investments to Enugu from all over the world and ensure the tremendous improvement the economy of the state and environs. He said that the park will comprise investments in such major areas as cement, coal, power and water treatment plants as well as cassava and rice processing concerns.
Mr. Feng added that the project will also entail the establishment of a specialized school for training of manpower to handle the various investments that the park will be attracting and called for continued support of the government to ensure that all of its objectives are met. He expressed delight that the project has become a reality and commended the government for its commitment towards ensuring its successful take off. - Thisday.