Nigerian shippers’ council official port economic regulator in her commitment to promoting non oil sector has officially handed over 10 hectares of land behind Heipang Jos Inland Container Depot, in Plateau State, to Messrs Topwide Ventures Limited for the establishment of a Tin-Smelting plant.
The handing over which took place at the Council’s Corporate Head Quarters in Lagos was done. ceremony was carried out by the Director Inland Transport services, Mr. Akintunde Makinde on behalf of the Executive Secretary/CEO Barr. Hassan Bello.
He said the establishment of a Tin-Smelting plant will add value to the Heipaing-Jos Inland Container Depot and generate revenue for the government, promote employment within the vicinity of the project and provide ready export cargo for the Depot on a sustainable basis.
Heipang, Jos container depot which is under the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) public private partnership model. It was then designated as a port of origin and destination in 2017 by the government through the Nigeria Shippers Council with a MoU signed to that effect.
It has a capacity of 20,000 TEU capacity is being managed by Duncan Maritime Services.