FG will send 300 Nigerians to Portugal via the Kano-Maradi railroad
The federal government will send 300 Nigerians to Portugal to study railway construction, Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi said.
That’s over 300 shipped to China in 2019.
According to Amayeci, 300 people who will be sent to Portugal will study the technology of building the Cano-Maradi railway.
The minister announced this on Monday in his Twitter message ahead of the start of the railway project.
He said: “In 2019, we sent 300 Nigerians to China to train railway engineers.
“This year we will send another 300 people to Portugal to study the technology of the Cano-Maradi railroad, which is purely European.”
“The opening ceremony will officially mark the beginning of work on the project of a railway with a standard gauge of 284 km, which will be carried out by the gentlemen. Mota-Engil Nigeria Ltd, a Portuguese company.
“The project crosses Kano-Dambatta-Kazaure-Daura-Mashi-Katsina-Jibiya-Maradi in the Republic of Niger.
The line, according to the minister, was designed to cross major cities, towns and villages without dividing them, in order to facilitate the operation of public transport and stimulate the development of the agricultural economy and manufacturing industries along the corridor.
The project envisages a total of 15 stations, including Maradi, which includes two main stations at Kano and Katsin, three medium stations at Kazaura, Daur and Jibia, three smaller stations at Chagall, Dambatte and Masha, and other stops at the airport, Kunya- Dube. , Muduru, Daddara, Anoal Mata and Maradi.
“The railway line, which has a branch at Kano-Duce, is important because of its potential to use raw materials and agricultural products along the corridor.
The Minister of Transport of the Republic of Niger, governors, ambassadors, ministers of both countries and other stakeholders in the sector will participate in the inauguration, which will be hosted by Mr. President Muhammadu Bukhari.
Source: – Daily Trust