The Federal Government has designated Ebonyi as one of Nigeria’s export processing zones.
For the speedy take-off, the Ebonyi Government has allocated a parcel of land to the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA), for the project.
Gov. Dave Umahi handed over the allocation letter to the Managing Director of the Authority, Prof. Adesoji Adasugba in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
He expressed the hope that the project will stimulate growth and create employment.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, said his administration was in a hurry to develop the state and ready to explore available opportunities.
He appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action on the project for the benefit of the people.