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Construction: Niger to build dry port in Dosso

Dry port in Dosso Niger - Niger is considering the construction of a dry port in Dosso, 140 km east of Niamey, to facilitate the handling of goods, says an official statement made public on Tuesday.

According to the government, the construction of the inland port is within the framework of the implementation of the facilitation of transport and transit of goods on the one hand and its regional development policy on the other.

The port is expected to reduce costs, deadlines for transit and transport, minimise risks for Niger’s economic operators, improve and speed up procedures, tighten security and increase customs and tax receipts, according to the statement.

The government said the dry port project in Dosso and its branch in Niamey would be under public-private partnership.

Pana 08/01/2014