PHCCIMA Partners Germany on Business Development in Rivers

PHCCIMA Partners Germany on Business Development in Rivers

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt 

The Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA) has struck a deal with the German Industry and Commerce to achieve a successful business development in Rivers State.

Speaking during a visit of the German business delegation to the leadership of PHCCIMA in Port Harcourt, President of the Port Harcourt Chamber, Mike Election who expressed delight on the visit said the visit was a testament to the potential for mutual growth and collaboration between the two chambers.

Election who explained that Rivers State is the oil and gas capital of Nigeria, assured that the environment is safe for business to thrive.

The PHCCIMA president informed the visitors led by the Vice Consul-General of Germany to Nigeria, Mr Jochen Schindelarz and leader of the delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, Mr. Sebastian Glaeser, that Rivers State is rich in mineral resources, especially in area of agriculture.

He said before the commencement of the partnership, “we will be open for MoU on collaboration for trade mission exchange programmes. This MoU will enable us receive German companies during our annual international trade fairs and on our part attend trade missions on your invitation to Germany.”

Earlier, Glaeser said they were on the visit for a collaborative opportunity and to establish partnership in the area of metal processing, food processing, plastic processing and energy.

Glaeser who alongside Schindelarz led the team to the Government House, Port Harcourt, expressed “Our investment in oil and gas is already working because last year a big contract was signed for energy supply. Now, the next step is to also go beyond oil to hydrogen, into agriculture, into industrial products and we are looking forward to that.

“Coming to Europe on trade fares, on road shows, on conferences, on business forums to present the opportunities here is important. Such visits by industry leaders to see what is there and then to figure out how you can merge those with the richness of Rivers State is good.”

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