Order signature to start operations at the Dry Port of Parakou in Benin
PIC Network Ltd, Petrolin Group’s infrastructure subsidiary announces the signature of the Inter-Ministerial Order authorizing operations on the Dry Port of Parakou in Benin.
The commissioning of the Dry Port of Parakou, which is connected to the national rail and road networks, will decongest the Port of Cotonou and will improve the logistic supply of the Beninese corridor.
The Dry Port of Parakou is an essential component of the Backbone Project, an integrated logistic corridor program offering effective and competitive imports) and exports solutions to neighbouring countries such as Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria.
Following this announcement, Petrolin Group Founding Chairman, Mr Samuel Dossou-Aworet, stated: The signature of the Inter-Ministerial Order is a sign of confidence which reflects the continuous strengthening of the public-private partnership between the Government of Benin and Petrolin since 2010 in the implementation of the Backbone Project. The commissioning of the Dry Port of Parakou, will contribute to the growth of Benin's economy and those of the sub-region's landlocked countries and territories.