Nigeria signs MoU for Warri-Abuja rail project with Chinese Firm

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Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) on the completion of Warri-Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Baro-Abuja railway line.

Chen Xiao Xing, Vice President of CRCC, signed for the company and described Nigeria and China as strategic partners.

The minister said the agreement included the construction and expansion of Warri Port, Deep Sea Port as well as the Industrial Park at Bonny Island.

He said the rail would extend northward from Eganyi-Jakura-Baro to Abuja.

“The central line is one of the most important rail lines that we have in Nigeria and I will be glad if we can partner with your corporation; we will commence negotiation once we get the approval from the president.

“It is part of the economic corridor in Nigeria where we have solid minerals, we have been working on that line for a long time and we will like to complete it,’’ Amaechi said.

Earlier, Xing said that if the project is completed in three years, other industries will develop for Nigeria’s economy to grow.

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