"We have also approved the allocation of 20, 000 hectares of land to a Chinese company for rice production," says state governor, Alhaji Garba Umar.
The Taraba Government in partnership with the Dangote Group of Companies will soon establish a sugar processing company in Lau Local Government Area of the state.
The Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Garba Umar, disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists on Thursday in Jalingo.
Umar said the move was part of plans by the state government to increase its internally-generated revenue and create jobs for the youths.
"The Dangote Group of Companies will soon be here to establish a Sugar Processing Company. "We want to increase our internally-generated revenue and create job opportunities for our teeming youths.
"We have also approved the allocation of 20, 000 hectares of land to a Chinese company for rice production," he said.
Umar called on all investors interested in doing business in the state to take advantage of the state's deliberate policy on industrialisation to come in.
The acting governor said the Jalingo Airport would soon commence commercial flights to ease transportation for prospective investors and the people of the state.