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Managing Director of China Harbour Engineering Company Nigeria Limited (CHEC), Zhang Wenfeng, says the Keffi-Abuja-Makurdi Expressway being expanded by his company is a new high road boosting Nigeria-China development trajectory. In an interview with a select group of journalists, which visited the Keffi–Makurdi road project’s construction site in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Wenfeng reels out CHEC’s achievements in the implementation of Keffi-Makurdi Road project and its implications for Nigeria’s transportation system, employment and economy. INNOCENT ODOH was there. Excerpts:
Can you talk us through the profile of your company and its work activities?
CHEC is a subsidiary and a major construction and engineering arm of China Communication Construction Company (CCCC), which ranked No.3 among Engineering News Record in 2018 and first of Chinese construction companies for 10 consecutive years. Different from other subsidiaries, we are authorised by the Chinese government to handle overseas businesses, meaning our focus is on the international markets. CHEC provides a full scope of services including EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction), BOT(Build-Operate-Transfer) and PPP(Private-Public-Partnership) contracts in both public and private sectors, and our business covers marine engineering, dredging and reclamation, roads and bridges, railways, airports and so on. Also, CHEC’s 80 branches and representative offices have a global footprint across over 100 countries with more than 15,000 staff undertaking hundreds of international projects with a total turnover of 21 billion U.S. dollars. We are contractors, manufacturers, investors, developers and operators, and this is in accordance with our role in global infrastructural market as an integrated service provider.
What has been your company’s experience in Nigeria?
CHEC entered the infrastructural market of Nigeria in 1994. Having accumulated an extensive knowledge of Nigerian market after 25 years’ endeavor, CHEC has executed various projects across different fields, including dredging works in Calabar River, rehabilitation of Terminal B … Read More...