The federal government is to build a new seaport in Warri, Delta State, the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi said Thursday.
The port will be sited at Pessu, Warri, Delta state at the cost of 800 million dollars.
Amaechi who disclosed this on the occasion of the empowerment programme for 1,700 women and youths with starter packs, micro-enterprise enhancement loan and resettlement packages under the National Directorate of Employment empowerment programme, called on the youths to ensure that the project is executed without issues.
According to him, “We are building a brand new Sea Port in Pessu, it will cost 800 million dollars. When you stop them from working you are losing such a huge investment where the entire community can be contractors, some can supply sand.
“There is also the Bonny sea Port that is coming. The best thing to do is to allow the development. Imagine the companies that have left Warri, let the Sea Port project go on smoothly “.