A Firm Atlantic Marine and Engineering Services Limited (AMES) has announced plans to invest $18.42 million (N7 billion) in the construction of an inland dry port in Benin City, Edo State. The planned facility is aimed at serving the South-south, Southeast and parts of the North central region of the country.
The Managing Director, AMES, Charles Akhigbe, who made this known at the weekend, said with the facility, over 5,000 direct jobs opportunities will be created. The AMES boss explained that the dry port is being designed to hold 20,000 containers- 12, 000 in its phase one and 8, 000 in its phase two; including providing offices for Customs, quarantine and other agencies…
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