Ebonyi State Government has sought partnership with a Chinese firm, CAMCE Engineering Company Ltd, to establish 10MW solar power plant as well as other areas such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing and health.
Governor David Umahi, while receiving a delegation from UNIDO and CAMCE at the Governor’s Lodge in Abakaliki on Wednesday, said “On the issue of power, hospital, mining, agriculture, industry we are very much interested.”
He specifically told the officials of the Chinese company led by the Director-General, Yu Tao, that his administration would be highly delighted if they could build a 10MW solar plant in the state.
“We will like if we can get like 5MW to 10mw solar plant to light up the streets in our towns. This is very important to us because we need to extend business hours and check crimes in the state,” the governor said.
Umahi, who described Chinese investors as very reliable and dependable, thanked the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation for being another strong development partner by assisting the state in various sectors like Rice mills, ICT and provision of medical solar lamps.
Adding that the Chinese are very prudent in management, he assured all intending investors of safety and conducive environment.
He said:”We find it very fascinating working with the Chinese because they are very serious-minded people. They are not extravagant. When I gave some bridges to some Chinese to build for us, they brought certain kinds of equipment. So people started texting me, asking ‘are these not multinational companies? Why is it that their equipment is not reflecting this?’
“I said to them ‘wait for them to start work and see what they will produce. And so when they started, people, including some in government, began to wonder that a company that can do quality job like Julius Berger is in Ebonyi State.”
Umahi,who had earlier noted …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot