The Enugu State Government yesterday unveiled the first phase of the Transport Infrastructure Project (TIP) which, it said, attract at least N47.5bn investment to the economy.
The State Commissioner for Transport, Obi Ozor, in statement Sunday, said the project included several world-class bus terminals, transport interchanges, logistics hubs, city gates and rail stations across the state.
He said the project would provide over 11,000 skilled and semi-skilled jobs for the youths.
He said the project was one of the series of ambitious steps the state government had taken in line with Governor Peter Mbah’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,” the statement reads in part.
The commissioner said the project would be strategically distributed across major hubs in the state for maximum economic impact.
According to him, the modern transport interchanges and bus terminals will include the Enugu Central Station (Holy Ghost), Garki Central Station, Abakpa Central Station and Nsukka Central Station.
He said the logistic hubs would be sited at Obollo Afor, 9th Mile Corner and Emene to address the shortages in existing infrastructure.