PORT HARCOURT-MAIDUGURI RAIL LINE TO KICK OFF THIS JUNE ~says Amaechi
Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI has disclosed that the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line would commence in this month of June, adding that the job would get to Aba or Umuahia by the end of the year.
AMAECHI made the disclose when he appeared on a television programme, monitored by Brave Views
AMAECHI hinted that the commencement of the job was delayed because his Ministry was waiting for the approval of the consulting Engineers by the PPP to conclude their studies, saying “If they give us approval, then we’ll go to cabinet, the moment cabinet approves Supervising Engineers, which is Consulting Engineers, then we’ll go to site”.
Amaechi said the Ministry has already mobilized the contractors from the Federal Government budget, pending the conclusion of an ongoing loan agreement, adding that the money was enough for the contractors to work from Port Harcourt to Aba and even to Umuahia.
According to him: “before the end of this year, they should be able to get to Aba in terms of laying of rail tracks. I don’t know about the terminals yet and the signaling but I’m sure we’ll get to Aba this year, if not to Umuahia”