The Federal Government has declared its commitment to establish more dry ports in the country, Concise News reports.
The Director-General (DG) Infrastructural Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwah said on Thursday when he led the management of the ICRC to inspect some Federal Government projects in Kano.
Information has it that the project includes the dry port and the Oasis Oxygen Plant project at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Izuwah said that the Federal Government was also committed to the speedy completion of the Dala Inland Dry Port located at Zawachiki in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
According to him, the establishment of such dry port is quite important for the country’s economy, being the state the commercial city in the north.
Izuwah said the Inland Container Depots (ICDs) in Nigeria is a catalyst for Trade Stimulation and Economic Development.
“It receives containers by rail or road from the seaport for inspection and clearance by Customs as well as other relevant Authorities.
“It has all the loading and off-loading equipment needed to handle containers.
He said that the ICDs are expected to bring shipping services to the doorstep of shippers across the nation, assist in decongesting the seaports and make them more user-friendly.
“Other benefits include providing the impetus to revive and modernise the railway as a primary mode for long-distance haulage as well as to assist in the overall costs of cargo to hinterland locations and transit cargoes to landlocked countries,’’ he said.