Railway From Calabar To Portharcourt to be completed by 2018 - Amaechi
On Wednesday in Abuja, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, The Nigerian Minister for Transportation, has assured Nigerians that the Calabar-Port Harcourt Coastal rail line plus the Lagos-Kano railway modernisation project would be completed before the end of 2018.
Amaechi made this revelation while signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project with a Chinese company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CECC).
The Memorandum of Understanding MOU was signed in compliance with the China Exim Bank requirement.
i>“I am told that before November, we can commence the Lagos-Ibadan construction.So, we can begin to count for CCECC in the case of Lagos-Ibadan from November, hoping that in November 2018, you should have finished work.’’
Minister Amaechi further stated that the Federal Government would get the counterpart fund for the project expected to cost 3.4 billion dollars.
He expressed how beneficial this Railway project would be to Nigerians when it gets completed and assured that the railways would be built in line with international standard.