13 May 2015, Enugu – President Goodluck Jonathan has given the final approval for the establishment of the Enugu Free Trade Zone.
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State who disclosed this during the commissioning ceremony of Sunrise Flour Mllls Enugu at the weekend said that the President is expected to commission the project on 21st of this month in Enugu.
He noted that the project when fully operational, would go a long way in alleviating poverty and enhancing the economy of the state and that of its residents.
The Governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr Jude Akubuilo, stated that the Sunrise Flour Mills which ceased production more than two decades ago was reactivated in partnership with a Vietnamese concern, DAO VTV International Trading and Investment Company LTD (DVI).
He described the development as,”a very pleasant outcome” of his administration’s initiatives towards enhancing production and the creation of employment opportunities for the people.
He assured that the government would continue to maintain a conducive atmosphere for both local and foreign investors to thrive. In her remarks at the event, Chief Executive Officer of Dao -VTV Huyen Tuyet Phuonh commended the state government for its commitment to the re-activation of the company assuring that it would produce products that will meet international quality standards.
She noted that the company will not only ensure employment opportunities to youths in the State but will also provide qualitative training for its staff and distributors while boosting the economy of the State.