Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has named China Harbour Engineering Co (CHEC) as the core investor of the proposed Bakassi Deep Seaport.
“We made a choice of China Harbour because they are the number one deep seaport construction company in the world today,” Ayade said on Friday.
He said the Chinese firm was chosen because it submitted an outline business case, pre-feasibility study and a 3D footage of the planned port.
Ayade said the Bakassi port project became necessary due to several natural limitations, including poor depth, facing the existing Calabar port.
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