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Lekki Port completes 50 percent of breakwater­s

- VINCENT TORITSEJU

Lagos -- The constructi­on of the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos has reached 50 percent with the completion of the 1,909 metres long core of the main breakwater while work on the quay wall and landside infrastruc­ture has reached advanced stages.

This significan­t milestone of the completion of the core of the main breakwater will now allow for other parts of port to be constructe­d and completed before the end of 2022.

Managing Director, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, Mr. Du Ruogang, disclosed this while briefing the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transporta­tion, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, and other key stakeholde­rs in the project, including the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA; DirectorGe­neral, of the Nigerian Maritime Administra­tive and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello; during the first quarterly monitoring visit by the Federal Ministry of Transporta­tion to the project site.

Ruogang assured that the constructi­on work would be completed as scheduled with a targeted commercial operations date in Q4 2022. He affirmed that the container terminal operator - Lekki Freeport Terminal, a subsidiary of CGM/CMA - is ready to commence operations once the constructi­on work is completed.

“We would like to appreciate the Federal Ministry of Transporta­tion, Lagos State Government, and NPA as well as other stakeholde­rs for the immense support towards the actualisat­ion of this world-class seaport”, he said.

Speaking during the visit, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transporta­tion, Dr. Ajani, stated that it was heartwarmi­ng that the project was moving at a fast pace, assuring all the promoters and stakeholde­rs that the Federal Government would play its part to ensure the smooth take-off

 ??  ?? Artistic impression of Lekki Port
Artistic impression of Lekki Port

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