Chinese investors storm Bayelsa, plan massive investment

Create: 06/21/2017 - 22:20

A group of Chinese investors have entered into discussion with Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to invest massively in key sectors of the state.

A group of Chinese investors have entered into discussion with Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to invest massively in key sectors of the state.

Their discussion centred on multiple job creation and supporting the government to further provide opportunities for other businesses in the state to grow.

‎Leader of the delegation and chairman of Wave Investment, Xue Yuebin‎, made this known, when the group paid a courtesy call on Governor Dickson at the Government House in Yenagoa.

The team had spent several days, going round the state to inspect areas of interest for investment and some of the laudable ongoing and completed projects of the state government.

Yuebin, who is also a senior member of the Communist Party in China expressed optimism that, the entrance of members of the private sector from the Asian country to the state will also help to consolidate the existing relationship between Nigeria and China.

‎He thanked the governor for the warm reception accorded them and his efforts in creating an enabling environment to attract investors to the state and for businesses to thrive.

Governor Dickson in his remarks‎ appreciated the business delegation for the visit and for showing the zeal to be part of the ongoing revolution in the state's economy that the government is embarking on.

The governor used the opportunity to outline the place of Bayelsa, as the new destination ‎for any investor, pointing out that, aside the abundance of natural resources like oil and gas, the state has been adjudged to be one of the safest in the country.

"We are pleased to have you as a partner to see how we can utilize you to promote prosperity and create jobs. We are working on the Eco-Industrial Park, the land has been acquired, clearing will start almost immediately and we are working with our multi-national partners to see how we can utilize the abundant gas resources right there, convert it to power to generate 24 hours non-stop electricity for the first time in any state in Nigeria.

"‎All these are to give the investing public from your country and other countries the great opportunity to come to Bayelsa and be located at the Industrial Park with access to everything. Let me add that being in Bayelsa captures the entire Nigeria market and even beyond because Bayelsa is at the heart of the gulf of Guinea" he concluded.

Earlier the Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Duate Iyabi explained the reason for the visit and highlighted areas of interest for investment by the visiting team, as well as the desire of manufacturers of ‎BMW automobiles to setup a market to sell their cars at relatively cheap prices.

Other members of the team are, Robert Kermanshaitche, Ma Guoxing, Ai Lian, and Adam Yang.