The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.
He explained that AMES had already paid for the feasibility plan for the rail and the projection was made for standard gauge rail.
He also disclosed that the Edo Government had approved the reconstruction of the road leading to the dry port while a rail connection from Agbor in Delta State was also in the offing.
Akhigbe disclosed that the Inland Container Depot/Truck Transit Park Implementation committee had also engaged the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).
He noted that container dry ports were top priority projects that would grow the Nation’s Economy when operational.
Akhigbe further said that the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), at a recent meeting had given assurance to position the project as one of the foremost transport infrastructures in the country.
He said that this was with a view to attract investments and partnerships for the Edo dry port.
He also explained that the NSC had disclosed that it intends to engage the Afreximbank for funding for the project (NAN)