Nigeria to revive rail transport system

GMT 23:16 2016 Monday ,25 April

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Rotimi Amaechi
Lagos - XINHUA

The Nigerian government remained committed to the revitalization of a sustainable and efficient transport sector to promote commerce in the country, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi has said.

Speaking at a town hall meeting Monday in Lagos, the Ameachi said his ministry would ensure the country's rail lines were connected to the sea ports in order to reduce the burden on roads and clogging of Lagos ports.

The minister said that the government had entered into agreement with the company General Electric (GE) to revive the old Lagos to Kano rail line.

He said the company in exchange for the project would build a University of Transportation in the country.

The minister said the university would train railway graduates, marine engineering graduates and aviation.

He said the GE would also build a factory that would produce the locomotives, wagon and the coaches in Nigeria.
Source: XINHUA

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