Nigeria awards a $6.68 billion rail contract to CCECC

Nigerian government awarded a $6.68 billion contract to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to construct a railway linking the economic capital Lagos (North-West) to Kano (North).  The information was reported yesterday May 15 by Xinhua which quoted official sources.

“The signing of the Ibadan-Kaduna segment agreement concludes all outstanding contract of the Lagos-Kano rail line,” Rotimi Amaechi, Nigerian transport ministry said, specifying that work is expected to last two or three years.