The Cross River State government has announced plans to commence the construction of another 26 megawatt gas turbine power plant in Tinapa, Channels TV reports.

The government made the announcement just weeks to the completion of a 21MW power plant in Calabar, the state capital. Funded by Export-Import Bank of India and the state government, the new project when completed in the next 24 months is expected to further boost power supply in the state and its environs.

The State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade explained that the commencement of the additional project was a result of one of the many agreements signed during one of his foreign trips in search of investors.

“When you add the 10MW coming from the 30MVA that is being proposed by Digi Generation, you will realise that we will be generating cumulatively about 52MW of electricity within the next two years,” he said.