NNN: The Edo government said it secured a N2 billion tourism investment with Miami-Dada County, Florida, USA.

The State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Ms. Afie Braimoh, said so on Thursday in Benin.

Braimoh revealed that she made the deal for the investment during her last visit to America, where she met with the County Director of Protocol and International Affairs for Miami International Airport, Mr. Desmond Alufohai, originally from Sabo-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area. of State.

The Commissioner said Governor Godwin Obaseki, will receive a 40-man delegation from the Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States of America Trade Mission on June 18, which is expected to explore investment opportunities in the state’s tourism, shipping and maritime sector. aviation sectors, among others.

According to her, the 40-man delegation will include four commissioners from Miami, among other major investors based in the United States.

“They will explore various partnership and investment opportunities in the state, leveraging the reforms and business-friendly environment as well as the incentives provided by the Obaseki-led administration to support business growth and sustainability. “, she said.

The commissioner said the government is pursuing programs and reforms aimed at bringing about sustainable growth and development and ensuring economic prosperity for the people of Edo, and assured that investors will take the opportunity of the visit to invest. in new frontiers.

Braimoh noted that the county manager had facilitated several annual trade missions across Africa and other continents for years.

The commissioner said the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and State Cooperatives had set up a high-level planning committee which included other commissioners from the tourism ministries; Security; Oil, Gas and Mining, and Agriculture with the aim of ensuring that the gains from the Trade Mission’s one-day visit to the state are fully maximized.

She said the team had a particular interest in investments in the tourism, maritime and aviation sectors in Africa, which were in line with Obaseki’s Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) program to make Edo a tourist destination.

Other possible areas of collaboration, according to the commissioner, included maritime services with opportunities to export “Made in Edo” products through the Miami International Port.

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