The construction of the Nigeria Raj Standard Railroad was Officially Started

2017-03-07 09:01:38

March 7, China Railway Construction in Nigeria, the construction of the Lagos to Carnot rail railway Lagos to Ibadan section officially started. Nepalese President Oshimba Qiao and Chinese Consul General of the Chinese Consulate in Lagos, Miss Nicholas General, attended the ceremony.

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Raji railway south of the largest port city of Lagos, north to the state capital of Oyo, industrial town of ibadan, a total length of 156.08 km, across the board using Chinese standards, two-line standard gauge, the design maximum driving speed of 150 km, The total contract amount of 1.581 billion US dollars, duration of three years, after opening both passenger and freight. According to the Turkish company, the Rai railway project is the second batch of railway modernization projects to be implemented after the completion of the implementation of the railway from Abuja to Kaduna. As early as 2006, China and Turkey signed a total of 8.3 billion US dollars with the Ministry of Communications, Lagos to Carnot project business contract, is China's largest overseas project contracting project.

Oshimba Joe said at the groundbreaking ceremony that today is a good day for the people of Nepal. President Bukhari has paid great attention to this project. Project start will provide employment opportunities for a large number of young people, but also will promote the entire southwest social development. In particular, I would like to thank the Chinese government for its support, and the Export - Import Bank of China and China - Turkey is a reliable partner.

Li Jianhui, general manager of China and Turkey in an interview with reporters, said the Rai railway is an important part of the transformation of Nigeria. Project construction will create more than 4,000 jobs, led building materials, engineering institutions and other supporting industries, and create new tax opportunities for the economic revitalization and development of Nepal to add new impetus.

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