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Old April 4th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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New Airport City|Niger State, Minna|Proposed.

New airport city set to rival Dubai
Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:09
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Niger State capital, Minna will soon boast a state-of-the-art airport city, Business Day reports.

Graham Norton-Standen, chairman of Maevis Nigeria Limited(http://maevislimited.com/#), while recently speaking to reporters, revealed that the multi-billion naira project is going to be financed by a consortium of banks and well-known UK-based architect Sheppard Robson.

He said that his company is going to build an airport city situated in a duty-free export processing zone. He added that the airport city will rival Dubai, one of the world's foremost trading centres.

The chairman disclosed that the city will consist of an airport, manufacturing businesses, rail services and other allied services. He did not mention the amount budgeted for the project.

According to Norton-Standen, his firm has full support from the state government and Nigeria's federal government for the project.



http://www.tradeinvestnigeria.com/news/984572.htm


More info. at: http://www.businessdayonline.com/ind...ion&Itemid=284

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Old April 4th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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New airport city set to rival Dubai
Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:09
TradeInvestNigeria Staff




Niger State capital, Minna will soon boast a state-of-the-art airport city, Business Day reports.

Graham Norton-Standen, chairman of Maevis Nigeria Limited(http://maevislimited.com/#), while recently speaking to reporters, revealed that the multi-billion naira project is going to be financed by a consortium of banks and well-known UK-based architect Sheppard Robson.

He said that his company is going to build an airport city situated in a duty-free export processing zone. He added that the airport city will rival Dubai, one of the world's foremost trading centres.

The chairman disclosed that the city will consist of an airport, manufacturing businesses, rail services and other allied services. He did not mention the amount budgeted for the project.

According to Norton-Standen, his firm has full support from the state government and Nigeria's federal government for the project.



http://www.tradeinvestnigeria.com/news/984572.htm


More info. at: http://www.businessdayonline.com/ind...ion&Itemid=284
Yeah right, I'll believe it when I actually see pics of men and equipment out on the site building the damn thing.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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Dubai rivaled airport in Minna lol.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #4
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What can one say. Let's have our fingers crossed until then. Yes! Why do you guys think it's not possible to have airport in Nigeria that rival the one in Dubai ?
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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this is a bad joke.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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A joke from a SA businessday news online!? I don't know of that.At the moment, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #7
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this must be a joke... ,but any things possible... in the 1990's people laughed at the idea of building a mega city in the middle of a desert (dubai). who's laughing now...
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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #8
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What can one say. Let's have our fingers crossed until then. Yes! Why do you guys think it's not possible to have airport in Nigeria that rival the one in Dubai ?
its because the city we're talking about is minna, if it was lagos, calabar, port harcut or abuja it would be more believeable
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plus the current airport is underused anyway i remember reading somewhere either it has 1000 passengers a year or that it was 60% below capacity of its already small terminal. i don't see a Dubai rivaled airport coming unless it was extremely scaled down.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #10
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Same shit that we have heared since the beginning of time...if you go there by 2030 the place will still look the way it did in 2009!

Only seeing is believing...and when they build something in Nigeria, it is at a snailīs pace...in meantime entire new modern cities are built from scratch in Asia.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #11
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It is privately going to be carried out. I think what the man is saying is that there are going to be potentials equivalent to that of Dubai. It might not be as great or good looking as Dubai but the standard should be.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #12
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Master plan is being developed



Masterplan can be seen behind





They are serious about this they are getting some big name International developers.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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WOW.....cant wait to see it.....nice job Tbite .....I believe Sheppard Robson was the company that landed the deal.
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must it be named new airport city. airports are not cities!!!
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Old July 17th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #15
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"**They are serious about this they are getting some big name International developers.**"
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Old July 17th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #16
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I hope it will rival the Dubai airport as said!
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #17
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must it be named new airport city. airports are not cities!!!
There are many Airport Cities in the world.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #18
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I'm still searching for some renders, I know they have created them.

The Niger State Government is in the process of acquiring land.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #19
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Good.
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Maevis Plans Aerotropolis For Minna Airport

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An indigenous firm, Maevis Nigeria Ltd last Sunday said it had concluded plans with the Niger State Government to inaugurate a 600-million dollars Minna Airport City project.

Mr. Remi Olumuyiwa, the Head, External Relations of Maevis, made the disclosure at a news conference at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMA), Lagos.

Olumuyiwa said the agreement for the project had been signed with a consortium of private companies was to be inaugurated yesterday.

He said the project, which would witness off shore multilateral funding, would also create job for Nigerians as well as economic development centre in the state.

"The project will not only to add value to aviation, but will be a melting point for travelers and tourists, as it is going to be a tourist attraction," Olumuyiwa said.

He said that Maevis was discussing with blue chip companies to invest in the project, which would be executed in phases, with the first phase ending in 2013.

http://www.leadershipnigeria.com/new...-minna-airport

http://www.compassnewspaper.com/NG/i...ion&Itemid=707

http://allafrica.com/stories/201003240619.html
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