By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-THE Director General of Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency, BIPA, Patience Ranami Abah, has explained that the reason behind the recent launch of investment web portal in the state was to give the world access to the vast potentials in the state.
Abah, in a statement Sunday in Abuja, said the portal was a gateway for the world to discover the vast business and investment opportunities including oil & gas, power generation, agro-allied businesses, healthcare, aviation, eco-tourism and many others available in the state
The Bayelsa State Government launched web portal, tagged:”Invest Bayelsa”,spearheaded by the Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency, BIPA and unveiled during the 6th anniversary celebration of the Governor Henry Seriake- led administration, according to the BIPA boss, was the state’s first one-stop-shop investment web portal.
“The portal is a gateway for the world to discover the vast business and investment opportunities including oil & gas, power generation, agro-allied businesses, healthcare, aviation, eco-tourism and many others available in the state.
“It also enables the world to discover the unique arts and culture of the Ijaw people. In keeping with Restoration Government’s mantra: “Bringing the World to Bayelsa…and taking Bayelsa to the World.
” The services and information on the portal are available in multiple languages, “she explained.
Abah further explained:”This portal will continually update and inform users on various government incentives pertaining to investment and socio-economic development, thereby mobilizing and promoting economic growth, and creating more jobs across the state.
“For investors looking for investment opportunities in the strategic enumerated areas above, as well as investing in and financing small and medium scale enterprises, the Invest Bayelsa one-stop-shop web portal offers a broad choice of viable projects.
“This one of a kind web portal will enable business persons in Bayelsa reach out to potential investors worldwide.
“Local, regional and international business persons can also register their projects on the Invest Bayelsa Portal, thereby boosting their visibility to a large network of international investors.”
The web portal was developed by the Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency in collaboration with Booboo-Technology limited, a key player in software development and IT systems, to actualize its vision of digitalizing and promoting the states enormous business potentials to the world.
Dignitaries that attended the unveiling ceremony, she said, included former Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, who was the chairman of the occasion, National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, His Royal Highness, Alfred Diete Spiff, among others.