The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has said it will deploy the Truck Transit Parks (TTP) project with Electronic Call Up System (ECUPS) to end the endemic traffic gridlock, which has locked down Lagos in the last few weeks.
executive secretary of the Council, Mr Hassan Bello, made this known on Thursday at the Second Quarter (Q2) Public Private Partnership Unit Consultative Forum (3PUCF) meeting in Abuja.
Bello said feasibility studies have been conducted for the establishment of the Truck Transit Parks in Port Novo Creek in Lagos State and other locations across the country, noting that when completed, the facility in Lagos will not only decongest Apapa but also provide short-term resting place for truck drivers waiting to load cargo.
Other locations of the proposed Truck Transit Parks are Lokoja (Kogi State); Obollo-Afor (Enugu State); Jebba (Kwara State); Ore (Ondo State); Ogere (Ogun State); Onitsha (Anambra State) and Mararaban Jos (Kaduna State).
He said upon completion, the Truck Transit Park will have provisions for short-term breaks and also long-term parking services where truck drivers can get fuel, food, restrooms, shower and basic supplies like oil and spare parts as well as servicing and repairs of haulage vehicles.
The executive secretary, who was represented by Mr Ekpeyon Eke, noted that the initiatives will be delivered by way of PPP without putting a strain on government finances.
The executive secretary said Nigeria’s infrastructure needs are critical, emphasising that the Public Private Partnership model of projects’ delivery is the way to go.
He said since the creation of the PPP unit at the Nigerian Shippers Council in 2015, many projects have been initiated, which are at various stages of completion.
He explained that the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, an erstwhile Inland Container Depot upgraded to the status of an Inland Dry Port and commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on January, 4th 2018, is an initiative of the Nigerian Shippers Council, with the combined effort of ICNL Ltd and the Kaduna State government and guided through the PPP process by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).
The Truck Transit Parks, a novel initiative of the Nigerian Shippers Council, will have the following facilities: gas station, hotel and motel, restaurants, mechanic workshop, fire station, police post, automated cargo tracking system.
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