NSC, ICRC to collaborate on dry ports, TTP projects

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, says the council will collaborate with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) on dry ports and Truck Transit Parks (TTP) projects.

Bello said this on Friday when a team from the ICRC, led by Chidi Izuwah, its Acting Director-General, visited the council’s headquarters in Lagos.
The dry ports, otherwise known as Inland Container Depots (ICDs) and the TTPs are being built in the six geo-political zones of the country.

He said that the support of the ICRC was necessary, especially on the dry ports project.
The executive secretary suggested that the dry ports should be ports of destination and ports of origin and must conform to international standards.

According to him, Nigerians need to support the Federal Government to achieve its diversification projects so that the country would not be import-dependent. Bello said that the NSC had engaged in continuous dialogue with the stakeholders to key into the export projects.

Bello commended exporters for tremendous improvement on export production, saying that government would ensure that basic infrastructure were available for the export projects in the country to flourish.
He said that transportation could grow the economy.

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