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Nigeria Inaugurates Its first Metro Rail of $824 Million

Monday, July 16, 2018 ((According to rezonodwes.com)) – The Nigerian authorities have inaugurated the country’s first metro line in Lagos, the capital of 20 million people. This first section, comprising Lots 1A and 3, is one of six sections that make up the entire Abuja rail transportation system.

The line that bears the name “Blue Line” has a carrying capacity of 400,000 passengers per day, indicates concordant sources that add that the infrastructure has a station “ultramodern”.

Awarded to the Chinese company CCECC, the line connects Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Abuja Central Business District, the flagship of the 12 completed stations.

This project is an initiative of the Nigerian government in its will to modernize the country’s major cities. According to Bello, qualified personnel had already been recruited to start certain operations, adding that the expertise and experience of the Federal Rail Management Authority (NRC) would also be essential for the smooth running of the project.


Amine Benkeroum

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