Posted by Grand News | 15 February 2018 | 2,646 times
In line with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration's commitment to harness agricultural potentials for the socio-economic development of Delta State, the Government is to partner with private investors to establish a multi-billion naira agro-industrial park in the state.
An elated Governor Okowa, in a speech shortly after a Joint Venture agreement was signed between Mirai Technology Limited, Norsworthy Investment Limited and the Delta State Government in Asaba on Wednesday, said the agricultural industrial park would harness the agro value chain in the state, stressing that "agriculture is the way to go in this country."
"The joint venture agreement has been signed by the three partners, the process that led to today's event started three years ago and I am glad that we have a local investor among the investors, we are confident that it is a success story," the Governor said.
The Governor emphasised that "this is an agro-investment park that will be driven by the private sector."
While noting that the agro-industrial park is one of the several industrial parks that will spring up in different parts of the state, Governor Okowa reiterated, "we will continue to provide the enabling environment for private sector to thrive, our youths should embrace agriculture."
He continued, "we will continue to support them through micro-credit to achieve desired results because, we will harness the agric value chain."
Mr Roy Tal, Managing Director of Mirai Technology, said his company was committed to the success of the project while Engr. Gabriel Ugbechie, Managing Director of Norsworthy Investment Limited commended Governor Okowa for driving the vision for Delta State to take its pride of place in the international community as investors' destination.
"Agriculture is the way to go and we are happy that the Governor has identified such, we are seriously committed to the success of the Agro-Industrial Park which will create job opportunities to Deltans and boost the socio-economic life of the people," he said.
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