Enyimba Economic City (EEC) is a 9,464 Hectares, greenfield Free Trade Zone that is planned to connect the 9 states of the South-East and South-South Nigeria, with captive population of about 60 million, into a global business hub.
The city will leverage on existing/improved and new high grade Roads, Rail, Airports, Dedicated Inland port connected to Seaport, Active Gas Pipeline Networks and other world class Municipal Infrastructure, like 540MW gas powered station, 309,390m3 Water Works, Communication and Smart City Technology backbone that will create efficient Administrative Structure for Business and Residency.
The city is driven by manufacturing/ Industry, with ancillary drivers of logistics, Medical, Entertainment, Education, Commerce, Lifestyle Residency and Aviation
It is a Free Trade Zone and a partnership of the private sector, under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), Enyimba Economic City Development Company Limited (EECD), the Host Communities, the State (Abia State Government) and Federal Government of Nigeria.
The project currently, has Financial, Advisory and other supports of African Export-Import Bank, African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation.
Phase 1 of the project (1,800 hectares) comprising first Industrial Township, Inland Ports, Trailer Park, Wholesale Market and Residential is projected to commence in June 2020.