FG To Boost Major Speed Rail Lines With Over N16 Trillion
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the federal government is committed to construct its three major speed rail lines with about N16.56 trillion.
Amaechi said this on Tuesday in Papalanto, near Abeokuta, Ogun State during a joint inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan standard rail gauge with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Amaechi noted that the three speed rail line projects – Lagos to Kano, Lagos to Calabar and Port Harcourt to Maiduguri – were very important to APC led government.
The minister said that President had directed him to source fund for the completion of projects.
About 7,000 employment opportunities would be created through the Project, he said.
Amaechi explained that government had commenced rehabilitation of the narrow gauge to reduce the pressure of cargoes on the road, saying that the challenges on the standard gauge was the track.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who was on the tour said the inspection was necessary to showcase the massive investment the present Administration had done on infrastructure.