BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

Amaechi, Lai Mohammed inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project

The Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed have embarked on inspection tour of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail projects.

The Lagos-Ibadan rail project is the first double-track standard gauge modern railway in West Africa.

The project, the second leg of the Lagos-Kano Railway Modernisation Project is being constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) an affiliate of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC).

The tracks for the 156km modern rail project has been completed while work on the routes and stations near completion.

The inspection exercise commenced from the Ebute Metta station buildings and yards which is under construction.

The duo were accompanied on the Ibadan inspection on a modern train on the rail line by a team of journalists.

The team also inspected the new Apapa dockyard station and bulk terminal at the Apapa port in Lagos.

The Government is linking the Apapa and Tincan ports with the rail project as a permanent solution to the protracted gridlock cause by truckers parking on the roads and bridges in Apapa.

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