Delta Government on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement with two companies for the establishment of a multi-billion naira agricultural industrial park in the state.
The state government entered into the agreement with Mirai Technology Limited and Norsworthy Investment Limited to harness the agriculture value chain in the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said that the establishment of the agricultural industrial park was in line with government’s determination to develop agriculture in the state.
He said that the state government had a plan to establish such parks in different parts of the state.
“The joint venture agreement has been signed by the three partners; the process that led to today’s event started three years ago.
‘‘I am glad that we have a local investor among the investors; we are confident that it is a success story.
“This is an agro-investment park that will be driven by the private sector.
“We will continue to provide the enabling environment for private sector to thrive and our youths should embrace agriculture.
“We will continue to support them through micro-credits to achieve desired results because we will harness the agriculture value chain,” Okowa said.
Mr Roy Tal, Managing Director, Mirai Technology, said his company was committed to the success of the project.
Also, Mr Gabriel Ugbechie, Managing Director, Norsworthy Investment Limited, commended the governor for driving the vision for the state.
He expressed hope that the venture would enable the state to take its pride of place in the international community as investors’ destination.
“Agriculture is the way to go and we are happy that the governor has identified such.
“We are seriously committed to the success of the agro-industrial park which will create job opportunities for Deltans and boost the socio-economic life of the people,” Ugbechie said.