Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has said some prospective investors have indicated interest in investing in the Kwale Industrial Park and are ready to relocate to Nigeria.
Okowa disclosed this while speaking at the Natural Gas and Chemicals International Forum In Nanjing, China
The event with the theme “Nigeria : The Kwale Industrial Park Investment Opportunity”, had investors, consultants, federal government delegation as well as delegation from the state in attendance.
The Governor said his trip to China was fruitful, adding that the industrial park project had been properly positioned before the international investing community.
He said one of the interested companies had agreed to relocate to Nigeria, pointing out that within the next two weeks there would be a communication between the prospective investors and the state’s team.
Okowa stated that the Chairman of the company was expected to be in Nigeria before the end of November, and expressed the hope that by next year the investors would be at the Kwale Industrial Park to begin the process of construction
The Governor reassured Deltans of the state government’s commitment to ensuring the actualisation of the Kwale Industrial Park project.
He appealed to Deltans to continue to ensure a peaceful environment necessary to attract the enterprises needed to deliver the project.
In his remarks, a representative of the federal government, Mr Peter Ekwozo, restated the commitment of the federal government to supporting Okowa’s initiative of attracting foreign direct investment in methanol fuel industry, describing it as an excellent move by the Delta state government.
Ekwozo, a Director in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, said the project would have a value chain effect, adding that there would be many spill off industries that would create jobs and generate wealth.