NASARAWA state government says it would partner a Chinese company, Tongyi Allied Mining Limited to fast track the construction of the proposed Cargo Airport and an Industrial district in the state.
State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura who disclosed this yesterday during a meeting with the firm in Abuja, explained that the industrial district would accommodate industries, especially smelting plant that will generate power using coal and Iron that are in abundant supply in the state when constructed.
He revealed that apart from the Cargo Airport and the industrial district, the partnership also covers the completion of the moribund Farin Ruwa Hydro power plant in the state.
According to the governor, the firm had agreed to take advantage of the newly built Karu international market to construct a shopping mall and other facilities to augment state government’s effort in boasting the economy of the state.
The governor noted that the idea was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s proclamation to unbundle other sectors of the economy to job creation, power generation and increase revenue.
He further pointed out that the firm will also construct a six-kilometer service road behind the Karu international market to decongest traffic along the Mararaba-Karu high way.
Chairman of the company, Algreen Zheng assured the state government of it resolve to do a quality job and that their technical team will arrive the country before the end of this month to commence work.

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