Mr Hulisani Makhuvha, of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), has said that the bank would collaborate with the Government associated with Nigeria to build road facilities in the country.
He said this while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja on the sideline of a conference regarding Nigeria-South The african continent Intergraded Road Transport Infrastructure Initiative.
News Agency involving Nigeria (NAN) reports that this event was to launch a road system programme for the West African region and ultimately integrate the Africa continent.
The event is the collaborative initiative between the DBSA and Facilities Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) on how to fashion a transport and logistics infrastructure agenda for that West African region.
DBSA, established to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development plus improve the quality of life of the people within S. africa, is a development finance institution wholly owned by the particular South Photography equipment Government.
Makhuvha noted that because Nigeria and South Africa were the biggest economies upon the Cameras continent, there was need for both countries to increase their collaboration in addition to work together to build road network around the continent.
“We are going to look at possible ways of collaborating within the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) space, working with ICRC and even the Nigerian government.
“We will look at opportunities and how we can work together with typically the Nigerian government; our mandate is driven primarily by how much is required to develop roads basically.
“So all of us cannot say upfront that we are coming with investment, we need to first understand and access what projects are out there in this country and exactly how we can participate, “ he said.
Makhuvha added that this might, however , be guided as the bank continued using the engagements on the way forward.
Earlier, Mr Chidi Izuwah, Managing Director ICRC, said the importance of a good road network in the advancement of ever economy could not be underscored. Izuwah stated road does not only connect and integrates but facilitates supply chains and enhances a nations competitiveness index.
“Road has a transformational effect primary in order to technology or any other contemporary development programme.
“Road creates jobs together with catalyses factors of production, road appreciates land value capture with regard to funding structure, “ he said
This individual expressed optimism that participants who had been drawn from some African nations would learn from history, not just case studies of success stories but challenged successes.
This, Izuwah added would certainly teach individuals how not to structure bad projects, saying that ICRC had made a few significant contributions to often the delivery connected with PPP inside the country.
He further added that will the event and others to come have been indicative with ICRC`s drive to team up with all the rest of Photography equipment to make PPP delivery an integrative process. He or she told members that ICRC had hosted a PPP project screening roundtable sponsored by AfreximBank to create first-mover project pipeline for their project preparation.
“Am happy to announce to you of which ICRC offers been appointed by AfreximBank as your clearinghouse throughout Nigeria regarding all prospective federal and additionally sub-national PPP projects that may require task development funding.
“At the same event ICRC has screened 11 PPP projects valued at over $10 billion out for over 30 across federal and sub-national MDAs, “Izuwah said.
NAN further reports the occasion was organised by ICRC in partnership with Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).