Port Free Trade Zone, LFTZ Enterprise Limited, promoters of the one point five billion dollars Lekki Deep Sea Port, currently under construction at the Lagos Free Zone, Ibeju Lekki, has commenced construction of the 680 metres long quay wall with the driving of the first sets of piles.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony in Lagos at the project site, the Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Port, Mr. Ruogang Du, said that the commencement of piling of the quay wall, which is a major phase of the construction, symbolizes a significant step towards the timely delivery of the project.
Du said despite the setback occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, both the investors and the contractors have demonstrated admirable commitment to deliver the project as and when due, with construction now at full steam.
He added that, developers and investors in Lekki Port have not stopped moving forward.
Similarly Board Chairman, Lekki Port, Mr Biodun Dabiri, lauded the invaluable roles played by the project promoters and stakeholders including Tolaram, China Harbour Engineering Company, Lagos State Government, host communities and the Federal Government through the Nigerian Ports Authority.
He explained that the completion of the port would greatly assist in accommodating the rapid expansion of trade currently being witnessed across the West African region.