Newsexpress banner Camano banner
Al-Makura, Chinese firm sign MoU to build cargo airport in Lafia

By News Express on 20/10/2015

Views: 2,293


Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company, Tongyi Group, for the construction of an international cargo airport in Lafia.

Al-Makura signed the agreement on behalf of the state government, while Mr. Algreen Zheng Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the firm, signed on behalf of the Chinese firm.

Al-Makura said the project had become necessary given the benefits the state stood to gain from it.

He said that 75 per cent of the total cost of constructing the airport would be financed by Tongyi Group leaving the state with only 25 per cent

Al-Makura said the proposed airport was conceived to reinforce his administration’s template for the overall development of the state.

He said that it would facilitate visits by investors who may be interested in taking a look at the state’s endowment for business.

“The proposed airport seeks to unlock the potentials that lie in the state, to attract investment.”

Al-Makura said the funds by the state would be provided through the federal government’s intervention on infrastructure, which would be repaid over a period of six years.

The governor said that the state government was also considering the construction of a direct link-road to connect the nation's capital, Abuja, with the airport.

Earlier, Zheng said that the firm was committed to the timely completion of the project.

He said that when completed, the airport would add value to the lives of citizens of the state and its neighbours. (NAN)

•Photo shows Governor Al-Makura.

Source News Express

Posted 20/10/2015 05:23:58 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
APC chieftain declares Zakzaky prisoner of faith

Troops, Civilian JTF intercept suicide bomber near Maiduguri...

Fresh alarm over 2019 polls

Dubai: World busiest airport records 8m passengers in...

El-Rufai picks Hadiza Balarabe as running mate

MOSOP warns Shell against forceful resumption of oil...

Nigeria’s unemployment rate shoots up to 13.9 per...

Dokpesi: Links with Niger Delta Avengers politically motivated...

Britain to shut doors against Nigerian looters, others...

Group urges EFCC to investigate CBN’s $7 billion...

WE’LL DELIVER —Obiano assures as he receives INEC’s...

Rainstorm claims life in Sokoto, destroys 100 houses...

 

Latest News INEC withdraws 25 Certificates-of-Return from election winners Bus driver found dead hanging from tree after surviving accident 3 Nigerians bag 40 years jail terms in the UK over drugs, illegal arms deal 2nd term: Kogi APC Aspirants’ Forum rejects Gov. Yahaya Bello My wife denies me sex over my micro penis — Pastor tells court National Assembly shocks media houses, rolls out stringent accreditation guidelines Harvest of arrests in Anambra: 75 cult suspects, robbers, others in police net Rape Saga: Judge disqualifies self from trial of Ex-Bayelsa Gov's aide over petition to NJC Reps Speakership: 156 members-elect endorse Bago for Speaker FG unfolds details of 29 May, 12 June celebrations Floods hit parts of Lagos after heavy rains Suspected kidnapper lynched in Kaduna

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (480,423 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (419,551 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (358,049 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (306,142 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (270,456 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (241,370 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (229,294 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (211,038 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (202,534 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (200,333 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (181,352 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (181,313 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (91) Business & Economy (4,269) Business Verdict (71) Columnists (1,031) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (614) Features (752) Global Business Monitor (362) ICT Monitor (43) International (3,465) Interview (179) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (161) Maggie's Blog (268) News (46,348) Opinion (1,242) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,799) Religion (1,004) Sports (2,010) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera