China To Build Nigerian Railway

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China to build Nigerian railway
China is to build a railway line between Nigeria’s two main commercial cities, Lagos and Kano.

An $8bn contract was signed by the deputy transport minister and the president of the Chinese firm (CCECC).

CCECC President Lin Rongxin said 50,000 Nigerians would work on the 1,315km line which he said was “a design, construct and maintain project”.

Nigeria’s leader said the five-year north-south line was the first phase in a 20-year modernisation programme.

President Olusegun Obasanjo, who watched the signing, said the second phase of the railway project would include a link between the southern oil city of Port Harcourt and the central city of Jos.

The existing railway along these routes has fallen into disrepair and new tracks are to be built under the deal with China.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/africa/6101736.stm


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2 thoughts on “China To Build Nigerian Railway”

  1. The new phase of the project should be quickly constructed inother to meet the 2020 vision as one of the 20 best economy in the world because about 35 countries in the world has reformed their rail sector while others have 2008/2009 deadline thanks

  2. This is 2009, and the railway has not materialised. Like the satellite China installed for Nigeria, all are gone with the wind. PDP leaders know how to waste the national income, they just put the money into their bank accounts. It’s good to lead as long as they are comfortable, Nigeria leaders just don’t care.

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