Edo to fast-track the development of Benin port

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To expedite the development of the Benin Port Project, the project delivery team has completed the request for qualification, which sets in motion efforts to hasten the project’s realization.

In a statement, the Chairman of the Benin Port Project, Greg Ogbeifun, said that following the due process initiated by Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, the minister of transportation had established the project steering committee and project delivery team to ensure the realization of the Benin Port Project under a Public-Private Partnership arrangement, as previously approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

Representatives from the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nigerian Ports Authority, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Finance, Bureau of Public Enterprise, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Edo State Government, and the Transaction Adviser served on the project steering committee and project delivery team. (CPCS Transcom, Canada).

“The request for qualification advertisement was approved by the project delivery team and officially launched by the Transaction Adviser (CPCS) on the 15th and 16th of February 2023 in both national and international media publications, and a virtual pre-application conference was held with prospective bidders on the 22nd of February 2023,” he said.

Ogbeifun reaffirmed the Edo State Governor’s commitment to a transparent and competitive bidding process for the development of the Benin Port in accordance with international best practices.

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