The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N722.29 million consultancy services contract for the rehabilitation of the Escravos breakwaters in Ogidingbe, Delta State.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, disclosed this on Wednesday shortly after the weekly FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“Council also at its meeting approved the commission of consultancy services for the Shore Protection and Rehabilitation of Escravos Breakwaters and Greenfield Port Development at Ogidingbe, Delta State, for the NPA/Ministry of Transport in the sums of N722.29 million,” Maku stated.
According to him, the project is in line with government’s desire, through the NPA, to restore the structural stability of the Escravos Breakwaters constructed in the 1950s, develop a new port and build Central Processing Centres for the Fertiliser and Petrochemical Plants.
He said the project would also support the infrastructural development of the Gas-to-Energy Revolution in the Ogidingbe area.
Maku added that the project, when completed, would generate a total of 1,700 job opportunities for professionals and non-professionals during the planning and construction of the Escravos Port and related industrial development, breakwater and dredging operations.