Nigeria: Anambra International Cargo Airport nears completion, to generate 1200 direct and 3600 indirect jobs


The Anambra State International Cargo Airport construction which started about four years ago is nearing completion and maybe soon be opened to aviation activities.

The airport located at Umueri, which was launched by the State Governor Willie, Obiano on 11 April 2017, and built on a 1,500 acre site will feature two runways, an aviation fuel facility, aircraft maintenance facility, airport hotel, business park and international convention centre.

According to, the airport upon completion will be a major breakthrough in Anambra state being its first airport and reduce the hassle of travelling to nearby states for air transportation.

The project,, is expected to generate 1200 direct and 3600 indirect jobs. The project is estimated to cost more than USD2 billion and is 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 Oreint Petroleum Resources Limited and 5% to the State Government.

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