By Steve Agbota

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has concluded plans to expedite action on early completion of Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) across the Inland Dry Ports (IDPs) to promote non oil sector.

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive NSC, Barr. Akutah Pius, disclosed this in an interactive session with Journalists in Aba, Abia State. He said the plan was to promote seamless exportation of cargoes from the dry ports or hinterland to the seaports.

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He explains that Vehicle Transit Area (VTA) is a public rest area located off the highway designed to provide temporary rest location for truck drivers and other service providers within a designated community.

According to him, the facilities in a VTA include Gas Station, Motel, Restaurant, Mechanic Workshop, Fire Station, Police Post, Automated Cargo Tracking System, Banks etc.

Akutah further disclosed that the Federal Government had given a marching order for the port economic regulator to expedite action on the completion of dry port projects at designated locations across the country.

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