NEW TELEGRAPH, February 12, 2020 page 24
Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has handed over 10 hectares of land behind the inland container depot at Heipang, Jos, Plateau State, to Messer Topwide Ventures Limited.
The handling over ceremony was performed by NSC’s director of inland transport services, NSC, Mr. A.N Makinde, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Mr. Hassan Bello, as part of the council’s trade role.
It was learnt that the land would be used to establish a tin smelting plant, which is expected at add value to dry port project and generate revenue for the government.
In addition, he noted that the plant would promote employment within the vicinity of the project and provide ready export cargo for the depot on a sustainable basis.
The dry port has been under construction and has attained several levels of completion before the latest development, and it is part of the six inland container deports concession by the federal government in 2006, upon which Duncan maritime ventures limited bided for and won under the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) public private partnership model.