FG Signs USS1.959bn Kano-Maradi Railway Line

By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – The in its bid to link the whole country by rail, has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mota- Engil Group on the of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines.

The Minister of , Rt. Hon. Chibuike today in Abuja signed on behalf of the Federal Government while the , Mota- Engil, Antonio Gvoea signed on behalf of the contracting firm.

The Director. Press & Public Relations of the ministry, Eric Ojiekwe disclosed this in a statement made available to Precise Post.

The new railway corridor which is to be located in will run through three states: Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and through Niger territory as far as Maradi. Other cities that will be affected by the rail line in Nigeria are: Danbatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina and Jibiya.

The 283.750 kilometre rail line besides developing freight and passenger transport as it will be integrated with road transport, will make a great contribution to the local economy as well as an important development in the social sector.

The project duration is for 36 months and the contract type is Engineering, Procurement and .

The ceremony was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of , Dr. Magdalene Ajani and the Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh, the , Mota-Engil Group, Antonio Gvoea, Head of Legal, Mota- Engil Group, Cameron Beverley, Magajin Garin Kano, Muhammad Wada, Director, Mota-Engil Group, Kola Abdulkarim, Vice President, Mota-Engil Group. Mohammed Abdul-Razaq, Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusfu Tuggar, the , Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman among other diginitaries.


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