It may not ring a bell to people who don’t know, remember when Anambra Cargo Airport was commissioned in 2017 by Gov. Willie Obiano.
The project has been at the centre of controversy as the residents have been asking when will the project be completed after 3 years of commissioning.
The Anambra Airport is also known as the Umueri Cargo Airport is a planned new airport construction project that will serve Umueri (Umuleri) and the surrounding areas of Anambra State in southeastern Nigeria. The project was launched on 11-Apr-2017.
The governor of Anambra State, Mr Willie Obiano while commissioning the project in 2017 said the ‘Airport City Project’ will be developed on a 1500 acre site and will feature two runways, an aviation fuel facility, aircraft maintenance facility, airport hotel, business park and international convention centre. The project is expected to generate 1200 direct and 3600 indirect jobs.
The project is estimated to cost more than USD2 billion and will be developed through a partnership between the Anambra State Government, Orient Petroleum Resources and Elite International Investments. Elite International Investments will provide all funds under a build, operate, manage and transfer agreement. Anambra Airport City Infrastructure Limited allocated a 75% equity stake to Elite International Investments, 20% to Orient Petroleum Resources Limited and 5% to the State Government.