ENYIMBA ECONOMIC CITY MEETS WITH AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ON AREAS OF POSSIBLE COLLABORATION

The management of Enyimba Economic City Development Company Limited (EECD) met with African Development Bank Group (ADB) on March 20, 2018 at ADB office in Abuja to discuss area of possible collaboration in the development of Enyimba Economic City.

C Darl Uzu, the Managing Director of EECD in giving an overview of Enyimba Economic City described it as a regional integrative project on approximately 9803 Hectares comprising four Industrial Parks, Logistics / Inland ports, Trailer Parks, Wholesale Market, Entertainment, Medical, Education, Airport and Life style residential cities created to leverage on the opportunities Nigeria offers to bring about job creation and regional development through industrialization.

The EECD project is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) under the Made in Nigeria for Export (MINE) programme of Federal Government of Nigeria.  It is developed through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) of a successful entrepreneurial company represented by Crown Realties Plc, Abia State Government and Federal Government of Nigeria, with private sector providing leadership.

 

Mr Emmanuel Akinwumi a Private Sector Specialist in African Development Bank Group noted that the project is an interesting one which ADB will like to be associated with while requesting for time review the feasibility report further so as they fully understand where they can come in.