The federal government Friday assured its Indonesian counterpart of its preparedness to partner with the Indonesian business community to develop the transportation sector in Nigeria.
This was made known by the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, while receiving in audience the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Retno L.P Marsudi, who paid him a courtesy call in his office.
Amaechi, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Sabiu Zakari, stated that Nigeria and Indonesia have long standing similarities in both natural and human resources that can be used as a tool to develop and promote trade and investment between the two countries.
According to the minister, “Nigeria is ever ready to collaborate with Indonesia to address infrastructural challenges in the maritime, aviation and rail sub-sectors of the nation’s economy.”
He said: “There are a lot of potentials in the transportation sector which the Indonesian business community can tap into for investment opportunities. The federal government has recently awarded concession of the narrow gauge rail lines to an American company, General Electric (GE).”