Nigeria plans projects to facilitate travel to landlocked neighbours

trucklane NASAKennedy flickrThe Truck Transit Park (TTP) will aid truck drivers with resting facilities as well as service stations. (Image source: NASAKennedy/Flickr) Nigeria has planned to list three transport infrastructure projects in Enugu State in a bid to decongest seaports, promote export as well as create smoother transit corridors between Nigeria and surrounding landlocked nations Niger and Chad

The projects are titled Truck Transit Park (TTP), Inland Container Depot (ICD) and Transshipment Cargo Terminal. The three projects will eventually complement the Free Trade Zone, which is in the ninth mile area of Enugu State.

Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) executive secretary Hassan Bello said that when the projects would be completed, they would reposition Enugu as a transhipment hub in the West African sub-region.

According to Bello, TTP is a modern state-of-the-art-facility situated just off the Highways, designed to provide temporary rest location where truck drivers can park their vehicles in a healthy environment, gain access to accommodation, fuel, food, drinks, restrooms, showers and other basic suppliers like oil and spare-parts as well as servicing of vehicles. The parks are primarily intended for short-term safety breaks as well as long-term parking services in high-use corridors.

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