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ICRC, NPA, PPP, Others to Enhance Nigerian Economy

Izuwah said this on Friday during a two days monitoring visit of the commission to Nigerian Port Authority in Port Harcourt.

He said that the aim of the visit was to assess the level of progress made in implementing the projects compliance with the terms and conditions of contract agreement signed by NPA and PPP.

“We are keen on having on the sport assessment of facilities within the terminals in compliance with the development plans handed down to the terminals operators.

” We are also interested in further reviewing the challenges faced by the parties and recommending possible lines of action towards resolving them,” he said.

Izuwah noted the challenges raised by the parties on dredging of ports access channels and berths to its covenanted depth, quay walls condition in the port, low dwell time for cargos as a result of low storage rates.

Others are low assess road to the ports, non-functional scanners, slow wreck removal and problem of utilities like electricity and water supply, no existence of rail connection to the port and multiple of government agencies around the port area,”Izuwah said.

He said that the commission had also noted the concerns raised by NPA as delay or partial payment of lease fees, non-achievement of the project guaranteed minimum tonnage by the operators, no optimal implementation of development plans and slow response to request for information on terminal operations.

In his response, Mr Silvano Bellinato, the General Manager of INTELS Nigeria Limited commended ICRC for their support and effort to the growth of their business and the economy of the country.
Silvano who was represented by Mr Michael Ndon, the Regional Human Resources Manager  said that the company has a very good relationship with NPA and the host communities.