The Enugu State Government on Sunday unveiled the first phase of the Transport Infrastructure Project, which includes several bus terminals, transport interchanges, logistics hubs, city gates, and rail stations across the state.
Governor Peter Mbah-led state government who disclosed this said the infrastructures would provide over 11,000 skilled and semi-skilled jobs for the youths and also attract at least N47.5 billion in investment to the State economy.
Unveiling the project, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Obi Ozor, said the state had taken a series of ambitious steps in line with Governor Mbah’s vision to reposition and remodel the transport sector and make it one of the leading modern transportation systems in Africa.
He said: “This ambitious undertaking aligns seamlessly with the state’s infrastructure enhancement plan and reflects the Governor’s vision of leveraging transport and logistics to spur economic transportation, drawing inspiration from successful models in Dubai and Singapore.
“This first phase of the project is aimed at optimizing transport efficiency, preserving road assets, and fostering a conducive environment for the growth of transport-related businesses and sustainable logistics to alleviate congestion and enhance connectivity within the state in order to meet the rapidly urbanizing and growing population of the state.”