FG seeks private sector partnership on dams construction
Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, speaking at the 2019 annual national conference of the Nigerian Committee on Large Dams (NICOLD), in Abuja, said government alone cannot solve the challenges in the water sector, especially dams construction, hence the need for a strong partnership with the private sector.
In a statement, Adamu said: “Financial requirements for the development of dams and associated structures are so enormous that government alone cannot meet up with such challenges. So, it requires the active collaboration of the private sector.”
The conference, themed, ‘Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Investment in the Development and Utilisation of Dams in Nigeria – A Panacea for Economic Stimulation and Growth’, was initiated to seek the active collaboration of the private sector in the development of dams and associated structures.
Adamu said the FG has been playing a pivotal role in synergising the public and private sector in the development of water infrastructure, and that he has directed the publishing of the list of potentials and investment opportunities in hydropower and irrigation for effective public use.
The President of NICOLD, Dr. Johnson B. O. Adewumi, said NICOLD is a non-governmental international professional organisation providing knowledge and experience in dam engineering and science.
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