|Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi|
interim phase agreement with General Electric (GE) for the concession of narrow
gauge rail lines in the country.
Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, putting
the total money to be invested in the project as N2.7billion, after the whole
agreement was concluded.
The interim phase he further explained, include the
rehabilitation of the rail lines, the management of the transportation and
Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) participation in commercial activities.
interim phase of the narrow gauge, to enable us begin the initial
rehabilitation of the rail lines, so that we can commerce commercial
transportation, we have signed the initial and temporary agreement.
will cost $45million for the interim phase and $2.7billion for the entire
commence commercial activities for both cargoes and passengers before October,
and would especially bring in 10 coaches and 100 wagons, in addition to 10
locomotives and coaches which would be repaired also.
complete the whole interim process and move to the main phase.
the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, the Minister said that he would investigate the
matter, stating that he would be surprised if it was on.
surprised. We have provided additional coaches to increase the time they run,
so I will be surprised, allow me investigate the issue,” he said.