Portuguese company signs agreement to build railway line in north Nigeria

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Source: aicep Portugal global

Nigerian government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Portuguese company that will lead to the building of a 284 km standard gauge railway line in the northern part of the country.

In a report reaching Xinhua on Tuesday, January 12, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, who inked the MoU on behalf of the West African nation with the Portugal-based Mota Engil Group, stated that the USD1.959 billion scheme will run through the northern states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and reach a city in the bordering Niger Republic.

Amaechi stated that the rail line would aid increase cargo and traveler transport as it would be included with road transport.

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