Abia Governor, Mr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday said plans had been concluded for the establishment of an Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in the state.
He said that the facility would be located in the 9,000 hectares of land designated as Enyimba Industrial City.
Ikpeazu made the disclosure at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, during a reception organised in his honour by Ukwa-Ngwa indigenes in Lagos.
He said that his administration had embarked on the construction of 115 roads, out of which 51 had been completed.
He said that some local government areas in the state where roads had never been tarred “now have tarred roads”.
“We are using grade `A’ contractors in all the construction works, and the first flyover in the state is being constructed in Aba.
“Cement pavement technology is what we are using to construct drainages to ensure long-lasting roads,” the governor added.
Earlier, the President of Ngwa Social Club, Mr Sam Onukwue, had urged the governor to complete the various road projects in the state.
“Within a year of your assumption of, you are building enduring legacies.
“We implore you governor to complete the various infrastructural development going on in the state.
“We appreciate that you are constructing and rehabilitating roads in Aba town which were neglected by the previous administration under the guise that they are federal roads,” Onukwue said.
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