Obaseki, Chinese firm sign MoU for Gelegele seaport development

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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, Leadership reports.

The landmark event which held in China yesterday, will see China Harbour Engineering Company, the biggest infrastructure company in China, with a robust portfolio covering the broad infrastructure spectrum, 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 among others.

The MoU signing is the result of a 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 various areas of collaboration.