Bukham to undertake a US$ 493.71m construction project in Nigeria
An MOU has been signed between the Anambra State Government in Nigeria and the Nigerian Bukham Group to construct 20,000 units of shops among other projects at Anambra International Trade Centre in Oba near Onitsha.
The group will, in addition, construct 2,000 warehouses and hotels, a primary school, a cinema house, police post, health centre and a fire station at a cost of US$ 493.71m within a period of five years.
Bukham Group chairman confirmed that the first phase is near completion and is expected to be inaugurated by March this year. Construction of 1,700 shops will be done in this phase and they will be ready to let.
“Trade and commerce development is one of the core pillars of our administration and what we have done today speaks volume of the strong desire to make the state a major commercial hub in Africa,” Governor Willie Obiano said.
According to the governor, the government will support the project by building access roads to the centre from Onitsha-Owerri road and Oba. A fence will also be put around the market centre and ensure connecting it with electricity for adequate security.
1,000 youths have already been employed in the construction project.