China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co., Ltd., the construction of the Eastern Front of Nigeria railway rehabilitation project groundbreaking ceremony held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, in 28 pm local time
Transportation Minister of Nigeria, Idris Omar and other officials of the Nigerian side and from Nigeria Railway Corporation, China Gezhouba Group Nigeria Limited 150 guests attended the ceremony.
Omar said that the implementation of the Nigeria east line railway rehabilitation project will greatly improve the the Nepalese eastern region traffic conditions, and promote local employment and economic development.
China Gezhouba Group Nigeria east line railway rehabilitation project, program manager of Ho Chi Minh said, Nigerian east line railway length of 2119 km to the south from the Rivers state capital Port Harcourt, north to the Borno state capital Maiduguri, repair projects divided into three tenders conducted. China Gezhouba Group Nigeria Limited competition to obtain a bid of about 554 km of rehabilitation works. Total contract value of 244 billion naira (about $ 160 million) contract period of eight months.
Ho Chi Minh said, this is the first overseas railway projects Gezhouba Group Nigeria get. The implementation and completion of the railway rehabilitation project is beneficial for improving the living conditions of ordinary people of Nigeria, to provide travel convenience.