By Naomi Uzor
ENUGUâ€”The Enugu State Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm on cement production.
Speaking at the Enugu State Day, at the just concluded Lagos International Trade Fair, the Enugu StateÂ CommissionerÂ for Commerce and Industry, Prince San Chukwuani said that the state had signed an MoU with a Chinese firm, to start the production of cement in Enugu.
According to him, the state had also signed an agreement with a company on power generation andÂ are carrying out environmental impact assessment, adding that they intend to use coal to generate power.
He also said that the state is investing in agro-raw materials and had embarked on mechanised agriculture in the state, which is set to yield two farming session in a year.
â€œIn fact as am talking to you, I donâ€™t know of any state that has up to 60 percent of the land we have acquired for mechanized agriculture. The program stated two months ago. We have large farms in each of the three senatorial zones and we have big farms in each of our local government area. We have started work already and we will soon have our first harvest in a short while. We would be able to have two farming session within a year. I donâ€™t think there will be fear of food shortageâ€.
Chukwuani called on investors to take advantage of the favourableÂ investment climate in the coal city and also invest in the agro products raw materials..
â€œOur strong belief is that investment thrive where there is availability of the necessary infrastructure, amenities and enabling business environment. This has spurred the government of Enugu State under the able leadership of Sullivan Chime into embarking on the creation of all the cement and congenial businesses existing in Enugu todayâ€ he added.