CGCOC Obtaining Road Project in Nigeria
On March 30 2013, CGCOC Nigeria branch won the bidding for Mahadi Road Project in its first bidding attempt. The road was 96km long with a total of 20 months of construction. This project marks the CGCOC’s official access to Nigerian market.
On the noon of April 2, President Issofou of Niger together with several government officials attended the launching ceremony in Madarounfa County. The president was accompanied by Deputy General Manager of CGCOC Nigeria branch Huang Jie and General Manager of CGCOC Niger branch Wang Jianmin. Over ten Ambassadors and Counsellors in Niger including those from US and France were also invited to attend the ceremony. Moreover, governor of Maradi province, Mayor of Maradi city and a dozen of officials and local residents were present.
President Issofou delivered a passionate speech in the launching ceremony. Other speakers included governor of Maradi province, Mayor of Maradi city, the representative from West African Development Bank and Minister of Equipment of Niger. Equipment Minister Saddi Soumaila announced that CGCOC won the successful bidder and contractor for this project. He also noted that the road project was the largest of its kind in Niger in recent years and its completion would faciliate the transportation and development of important agricultural products in the region, Nigeria’s trade, residents’ purchase of equipment and input in agriculture, and improve the transportation in Madarounfa Desert.
Prior to the conclusion of the ceremony, President Issofou unveiled the project tablet and extended congratulations to us. In the end, the president started the land leveler, marking the official launching of the Mahadi Road Project.