China, others mull meter plant for Akwa Ibom

25 January 2016, Abuja – Technical partners from China, Pakistan and India have arrived Akwa Ibom State to conclude arrangement for the take-off of a meter manufacturing company, Metering Solutions Manufacturing Services Limited (MSMSL), which ground breaking was performed December last year at Awa  in Iman, Onna Local Government Area of the state.

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Gpv. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State

Speaking with reporters after a meeting with Governor Udom Emmanuel, at Government House, Uyo, MSMSL spokesperson, Mr. Zhang Loohang, said the company, which has just arrived Africa, is cited in state because of its strategic location in the Gulf of Guinea.

He attributed its establishment to the passion for making electricity available and affordable in the state by Governor Emmanuel, stating that electricity holds the key to industrialisation which the state governor seeks to put in place for his people.

Loohang said MSMSL is a conglomerate, which would  proffer solution to problems arising from electricity generation and distribution.

He added that the company, when operational, will produce single phase and three phase electricity meters in various configurations and mountings, light weight, slim skeletal, compact meters for pole top installation, pre-payment meters, split meters, standard one unit electricity meters, bulk electricity meters, maximum demand meters and smart electricity meters.

The company, which he said, is designed as a high technology hub for production, testing and servicing of electricity meters and allied products has room for expansion in a modular fashion for additional production lines to develop and assemble various models of electricity meters and accessories.

He assured that the firm would help electricity distribution companies to check theft, nonpayment, unreliable billing, consumer resistance, lost of revenue and also ensure availability of Nigeria-based products which are of high quality and accessible to customers, in addition to creating high tech, non oil related employment thereby making a strong contribution to economic uplift of the region.

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