Chinese Firm Completes Nigeria Airport Terminal
At a ceremony Oct. 25, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (inset, waving) cut the ribbon to open the new international terminal at the Port Harcourt Airport. China Civil Engineering and Construction Co. (CCECC) delivered the structure on an engineer-procure-construct basis. The $600-million project was financed with a $500-million loan from the China Export-Import Bank and a $100-million contribution from the Nigerian government. Port Harcourt is situated along the coastal Niger River drainage west of Lagos toward Cameroon. The bustling city, with a population of 1.8 million, is the country’s oil refining hub. CCECC, active in Nigeria for 30 years, is also constructing new terminals in Abuja, Kano and Lagos.