VEHICLE TRANSIT AREAs (VTAs)
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council is promoting the development of Vehicle Transit Areas projects across the country on a Public Private Partnership in line with the Federal Government Policy direction to address the infrastructure deficit in the country, provide short-term resting place for truck drivers on long distance travels and reduce loss to life and cargo caused by accidents arising from fatigue.
A Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) is a public rest area located off the road, designed to provide temporary rest location for truck drivers. It is primarily intended for short-term breaks and also long-term parking services where truck drivers can get fuel, food, restrooms, shower and basic supplies like oil and spare parts as well as servicing and repairs of haulage vehicles.
The Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) will have the following facilities: Gas Station, Hotel and Motel, Restaurants, Mechanic Workshop, Fire Station, Police Post, Automated Cargo Tracking System.
The main objectives of the project and the anticipated benefits are:
Feasibility study has been conducted for the establishment of Vehicle Transit Areas in the locations stated below. The market analysis as well as the business and operating model addressed the supply gap for a modern VTAs. The financial models evaluate the economic viability of the project and strongly indicate that the project is worthwhile under different financing options.
Prospective investors wishing to develop VTAs may apply to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council stating the following information to:
The Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Otunba Ayodele Soyode Lane, (Formerly Park Lane), Apapa, Lagos State. or The Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Plot 437, Michael Okpara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, FCT.