Construction in Lekki Deep Seaport has reached 66 per cent completion, the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Du Ruogang, has said.
He spoke during an inspection by a delegation from Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr. Lola Akande.
According to Ruogang, the project was on schedule for completion. He added that the EPC contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is working round the clock to ensure its timely completion and to deliver a world-class port that would be the deepest port in Sub-Saharan African region.
“Our primary focus is to continue to make progress on the construction of the port as well as make preparations for the commencement of port operations. We are happy to report that we are at 66 percent completion and efforts will be intensified to meet our deadlines,” he said.
He expressed confidence that the project would be delivered by the third quarter of next year as scheduled.
Ruogang thanked the Lagos State Government for its support and assured that the promoters of the project – China Harbour Engineering Company and Tolaram – were committed to delivering the first deep seaport in the state, given its importance in attracting investments and the positive economic impact on the state and the country.
The Chief Technical Officer, Lekki Port, Mr. Steven Heukelom, said dredging and reclamation had reached 75.75 per cent. Quay wall and breakwater was at 69.96 per cent and 72.92 per cent, while the landside infrastructure development is at 45 per cent completion.
Mrs Akande commended the promoters of the port for the level of work done so far.
“I want to use this opportunity to convey the message of the governor to your team on the great work you are doing. The governor is highly impressed with the progress of work and has asked me to commend you for the great work you have done,” she said.