The new McDonald Enugu International Market is conceived to be the largest market in West Africa based on geographical size. When completed it has the potential to surpass Onitsha Main Market in terms of trade volume.
The market will have a network of shops sitting on a land area of approximately 26 hectares.
The market is divided into two sections namely:
The Building Materials Section and The General Trades Section.
The Building Materials section covers the following trades:
Iron rods, plumbing, electrical, article, paint, tiles, asbestos, aluminium, tank, ceiling, timber and ware houses.
The General Trades section covers the following trades:
Pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, auto spare parts, cosmetics, fashions/textiles, phones, electronics, computer, plastics, agro- chemicals, wines/beverages, stationery, home appliances and multi-use.
In addition, the market has its central core dedicated to common facilities like:
General Parking, Police Station, Fire Service Station, Food Court, Multi-Purpose Hall, Admin Block, Clinic and Bank Offices.
Electricity, water, Toilet, Sanitation, Security, and Internet Facilities will be provided in the market.
The building materials section has already opened its gates to the public and business activities have commenced while construction work is currently on-going in other sections of the market.
The projected date for the completion of all parts of the market and achievement of comprehensive trading activities across all sections is December 2022.