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Hungarian Firm Ortoprofil Partners with Abia State Government for Prosthetics Manufacturing Plant

Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has sanctioned the initiation of negotiations with Ortoprofil, a Hungarian company, to establish a manufacturing facility in the state. This decision was the outcome of a meeting between top officials from both Abia State and Hungary, led by Governor Otti and Mr. Gabor Kruss, the Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of Hungary in Nigeria, respectively.

Ortoprofil, a medical service provider based in Hungary, specializes in manufacturing high-quality, custom-made prostheses for the upper and lower limbs, electronic and mechanical wheelchairs, orthopedic/therapeutic shoes, and insoles for flat-foot and diabetic foot conditions.

The Hungarian delegation, welcomed by Governor Otti in Isialangwa, proposed collaboration in various sectors including Energy, Health, Education, Agriculture, Sports, and provision of portable drinking water. After careful deliberation on the different propositions, the Abia Government team decided to proceed with Ortoprofil.

Acknowledging the potential of this collaboration, Dr. Otti stated, “The Ortoprofil manufacturing plant has been approved. I will arrange for the Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, and Industry to work with the Commissioner for Lands to provide the half-hectare land that has been promised. This will be our contribution to the project.”

Expressing optimism about the venture, Governor Otti highlighted the significant benefits including job creation and increased production, consequently boosting the state’s GDP and internally generated revenue.

The Governor also mentioned that the government is keen to explore opportunities in the education sector, especially scholarships for inventive and innovative young individuals in the state.

However, Governor Otti emphasized the need for a detailed analysis of the rest of the propositions to ensure a balanced “profit and loss” outcome for the state.

SOURCE: Channels TV

IMAGE: Federal Ministry of Information and culture

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