Amaechi Inspects Proposed Site for Bonny Deep Seaport


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Kasim Sumaina in Abuja

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday inspected the proposed site for construction of the Bonny Deep Seaport.

Amaechi who was in company of the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, the Acting MD, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Koko and experts from the Ministry of Transportation, the NPA and the contractors, CCECC, noted that in choosing the site, considerations must be made towards cost reduction and ease in paying compensations.

He disclosed that while the South-east part of the Island was also viable, the most feasible may be the area to the West in Finima, as it would require less dredging.

According to him, “The experts have said it will take only 500 metres of dredging at this point to get to 17 metres draught which is our target for the depth of the seaport.

“The moment you reclaim 500 metres into the ocean, you get to 17 metres draught. You…

Source: Thisday Newspaper