The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), for the development of the Gelegele Seaport and other transport infrastructure in the state.
The ceremony held on Monday, will see China Harbour Engineering Company lead the development of the seaport that will serve as the gateway for exporting manufactured goods from the Benin Industrial Park under construction and other manufacturing companies in the region.
A statement explained that the event is the result of series of engagements between Governor Obaseki and the Chairman of China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), Mr Lin Yichong, which started last year.
Earlier, the governor was at the Nigerian Embassy in China to discuss his developmental plans for Edo State with officials of the Nigerian Mission in the Asian country and sought areas of collaboration.
PHOTO CAPTION: L-R: Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Osagie Inegbedion; Chairman, Edo State Strategic Planning Team, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere; Nigerian Ambassador to China, Amb. Usman Bakori; Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; Chairman, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Ltd, Mr Lin Yichong; Managing Director, ICMG Securities Limited, Micheal Osime, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of Gelegele Seaport Project, in China, on Monday, January 8, 2018.