Kano / Maradi railway works to begin in February 2021

Posted by on Oct 24, 2020, Under: News

Kano / Maradi railway works to begin in February 2021

Written by Jock Falaju and Benjamin Alade (Abuja)
According to Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi, construction work on the Kano / Maradi railway corridor will begin by February 2021.

Speaking over the weekend during an inspection of the Lagos / Ibadan railroad, Amaechi said he had ordered contractors to begin acquiring the right-of-way, paying compensation and clearing the right-of-way as the government waits until late January. Start working.

According to him, the contractors have started preliminary design in order to determine the technical requirements and the main cost of the implementation phase by the end of January, as well as assess the potential risk of the project.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) recently approved approximately $ 1.96 billion for the construction of a rail line from Kano / Jigawa / Katsina / Jibia to Maradi in the Republic of Niger.

Source: – Guardian