The Jos Dry Port (Inland Container freight station) under construction at Heipang should be completed in June this year, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, (NSC), Hassan Bello has said.
He spoke to newsmen at the sidelines of an inspection tour of the project by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Governor of Plateau State, Barrister Simon Lalong.
He said the facility, concessioned to Duncan Group of Companies, has capacity to handle 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, (TEUs), of containers at the first instance but can be upgraded to higher capacity later.
Earlier, Amaechi said the Lagos-Ibadan standard rail project will commence before April even as he reiterated that the dry ports will also be linked to rail facilities.
He also said the Kaduna-Kano and Port Harcourt-Calabar dry ports should also commence this year if the Chinese EXIM Bank releases its counterpart funding for the project.
Governor Lalong promised he will provide the necessary enabling environment to ensure the project succeeds.
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