State signs MoU with Chinese firm on micro megawatt power project

*Power transmission sub-station.

*Power transmission sub-station.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi
06 September 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Katsina State government and a Chinese energy firm have signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to experiment a micro megawatt power model project across the state.

This was among the six MOUs signed by the government and some Chinese and Indian companies during a weeklong visit of the state government delegation led by Governor Aminu Masari.

Speaking with newsmen on the outcome of the journey, Masari said this renewable energy supply model could generate up to one megawatt per business cluster that intends to supply power to specific industrial or business areas.

The Governor explained that this micro megawatt power model would ease power generation for small scale business owners that need energy to sustain production.

He said other MOUs included that with an Indian firm on metal fabrication industry in the state while another would partner in the renovation and equipping of healthcare centres across the state.

“We discussed also with a Chinese firm to establish an industrial park that would serve as a trade centre where different small and large scale investors would get market for their products,” he said.

Masari said the state government remained committed to boosting agricultural production and establishing agro-allied industries to process local farm produce, noting that the trip was fruitful as it would lead to industrialisation of the state.

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