In keeping with the ideal spirit of true federalism and rising from its recent 4th South East Economic Summit in Enugu, leadership of the South East Region Economic Development Company (SEREDEC), has taken stocks and parted itself on the back over strategic achievements recorded in the last three years in terms of infrastructural and development policy progress.
Leading in the feats so far on ground include the take-off of Enyimba Industrial city, South East rail network, Eastern medical resort hospital, South East Gas pipeline, among others. Earlier in his opening address, former power minister and current chairman of SEREDEC, Prof Barth Nnaji, observed that “Progress has continued on the Enyimba Industrial city at Aba, Abia state with the federal government formally licencing the project and a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, entered into with a Chinese Conglomerate. “At SEREDEC, we have also signed an agreement for railway project with a team of CEOs of major UK infrastructure firm in collaboration with Nigeria based experts in rail development. “The proposed rail network is expected to take off from Onne to Aba; Aba to Ontisha through Owerri; Onitsha to Abakaliki via Awka and Enugu; Aba to Nsukka via Umuahia and Enugu. “On the regional Gas pipeline scheme, we have further engaged a team of local and foreign based experts from South East to perform a pre-feasibility study of a looped gas pipeline network that connects all the South East states.
Also speaking, Chairman of the fourth Summit and former MTN chairman, Dr. Paschal Dozie, called for more funding for the regional projects, saying all the projects are structured to raise the economic viability of the South East.
Dozie drove home his presentation quoting the trending MTN’s slogan which says “If you want to move fast, you move alone but when you want to get things done, you do it together.”