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Posted On: 17 August 2023 12:57 pm
Updated On: 17 August 2023 02:19 pm

Qatar to build Mega Economic City in Nigeria; 500,000 vulnerable people to benefit from the projects

Vrinda Abilash
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A press release by the office of The Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria on 16 August 2023 has lauded the Embassy of Qatar and the Qatari-owned Sanabil Project for keying into the business-friendly environment inherent in Kaduna State and also choosing Kaduna in Nigeria to be the location of its Mega Economic City and a Mass Housing Project for vulnerable and underserved citizens.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Millennium City

In his remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony at Millennium City on 15 August 2023, the Governor, His Excellency Senator Uba Sani, detailed the objectives of the partnership between KDSG and Qatar “The Economic City will provide world-class infrastructure and make Kaduna a reference point in modern and affordable accommodation with adequate security and a conducive atmosphere for business activities. The Economic City will facilitate international trade while serving as a platform for local entrepreneurs and traders. It will also harness product value chain opportunities and improve economic growth. In the Economic City, there will be houses for the poor, clinics, shops, poultry farms, farmlands for rainy season and irrigation farming”.

Governor Sani, added that the Mass Housing Project was a major contribution towards providing shelter for the poor, underserved and vulnerable in Kaduna state, as it supports KDSG’s interventions in the housing sector over the years.

The Qatar Sanabil Project

While commending Governor Uba Sani for his support and cooperation towards the success of the Qatar Sanabil Project in Kaduna State, Qatar Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ali Bin Ghanem Al Hajri stated that the Qatari Charity had also pledged various interventions and empowerment programmes for Kaduna’s poor and underserved.

These include scholarships for orphans and children of the poor, distribution of sewing machines, welding machines, irrigation pumping machines, salon kits, and drilling of hundreds of boreholes across the 23 local governments of Kaduna State.

The Qatar Sanabil Project is a multi-million dollar project that will impact positively the lives of over 500,000 poor, underserved and vulnerable citizens of Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Government will continue to provide the Qatar Charity and other interested genuine investors the support they need to complete all projects.

Source and cover image credit: Press Release