BUHARI TO COMMISSION BARO RIVER PORT

BUHARI TO COMMISSION BARO RIVER PORT
The President, Mohammadu Buhari GCFR will on Saturday 19th of January
2019, inaugurate the just completed Baro River Port in Niger State.
A statement by  Tayo Fadile  the General Manager Corporate Affairs of
Inland Water Ways Authority, The Baro River Port was built by Chinese
firm (CGCC Global Project Nigeria Limited) at total cost of six
billion naira, equipped with a Mobile Harbour Crane, Transit shed,
Administrative block, fire hydrant system, water treatment plant,
Reach stacker, 100KVA power generating set, and three numbers
forklifts of various tonnages.
It is one of the River Ports built to support the dredging of Lower
River Niger project.  Onitsha River Port has already been
rehabilitated while Oguta and Lokoja River Ports are nearing
completion.
The Baro river port is expected to create at least two thousand direct
jobs and hundreds of thousands indirect jobs.  It will help keep off
the road several heavy duty trailers and trucks, thereby extending the
life span of our roads.
In the past, during the colonial era, Baro use to have a thriving
River Port and a railway line which were used for evacuation of farm
produce and mineral resources, it was a trading point between Nigeria
and neighbouring countries through the Inland Waterways transportation
mode.
here is hope that the old Rail lines used in the colonial days will be
revived and the road network linking the port is already being
upgraded.
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