Planned western rail line to cover 9 Nigerian states

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13 Jun Planned western rail line to cover 9 Nigerian states

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, said Nigeria’s planned rail line would cover the Western corridor of the country traversing nine states, including Nigeria’s capital, Abuja spanning a total of 1 402 km.

At the Forum of China-Africa Transportation Convention in Beijing, under the theme, ‘Better Transportation, Better World,’ Amaechi said the project is expected to be completed within three years if the expected loan agreement with China EXIM Bank for co-financing is reached as expected.

On the Lagos-Kano railway project awarded to China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, CCECC, and co-financed by China EXIM Bank, Amaechi said the project would serve as an important distribution corridor between the major sea port of Lagos and the hinterlands.