The federal government plans to build a new seaport in the Pessu area of Warri in Delta State at the cost of $800 million, Concise News reports.
This revelation came from the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday at the Petroleum Training Institute Conference Centre, in Uvwie council area of Delta state.
Amaechi was in Delta State to give starter packs, micro-enterprise enhancement loans and resettlement packages to 1,700 women and youths under the National Directorate of Employment empowerment programme.
“We are building a brand new Sea Port in Pessu. It will cost 800 million dollars. When you stop them from working you are losing such a huge investment where the entire community can be contractors, some can supply sand,” the former Rivers State leader said.
“There is also the Bonny sea Port that is coming. The best thing to do is to allow the development.
“Imagine the companies that have left Warri, let the Sea Port project go on smoothly.”