NEPZA receives land for Katsina Textiles, Garments Park
The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, (NEPZA) has received over 270 hectares of land from the Katsina State government for the establishment of the Textiles and Garments Park in Funtua, Katsina State.
The Director General of Katsina State’s Investment Promotion Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur, handed over the Certificate of Occupancy of the proposed site of the park to the Managing Director of NEPZA, Professor Adesoji Adesugba, in Abuja yesterday.
Professor Adesugba said the Federal Executive Council recently approved N2 billion for projects in the park, out of which about N500 million has been spent on the site so far.
He said the project, which is projected to generate 10,000 direct jobs and 60,000 indirect jobs when operational, will be completed in the next 18 months.
The NEPZA boss said plans were also on ground to establish a Medical Economic Zone in the State.
The Director General of Katsina State’s Investment Promotion Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur, expressed the readiness of the state to partner with NEPZA for the realisation of the Textiles and Garments Park in the state, adding that the project would boost the economy of the state.