The Imo State government, South East Nigeria has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the Nigerian Navy for the dredging and development of the Urashi River to the high sea.
Governor Hope Uzodimma who put pen on paper at a ceremony in Owerri, the State capital says the project will open up the waterways in the rich oil and gas region.
The Governor while commending the Federal government for the initiative, believes that it would allow socio-economic activities to thrive by enabling bigger vessels into Imo State and by extension check activities of oil and pipeline vandals in the area.
The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Nigeria Navy Holding Limited, Rear Admiral Silyranda Lassa says the project will take off as soon as the Nigerian Navy finishes the dredging of the Water channels from Lokoja in Kogi State to Burutu in Delta State up to the sea, covering over 500 kilometres.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma