The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has endorsed the honor of agreements for the recovery and recreation of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railroad, with new branch lines and trans-shipment equipments
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, made this known when he informed State House journalists on the result of the eighteenth virtual gathering of the Federal Executive Council.
The gathering was headed by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Amechi additionally uncovered that the Council affirmed the development of another profound seaport in Bonny, under the Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) program and the development of an Industrial railroad park in Port Harcourt.
“The Federal Executive Council today, approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri Eastern Narrow Gauge Railway, with new branch lines and trans-shipment facilities.
It also approved the construction of a deep seaport in Bonny under PPP and construction of an industrial railway park in Port Harcourt.
The railway line will be at the cost of $3,020,279,549. The industrial park, which is under PPP, at no cost to the federal government, will cost $241,154,389.31.
The Bonny deep seaport will cost $461,924,369, at no cost to the federal government.
The Port Harcourt to Maiduguri narrow gauge railway will have new branch lines: from Port Harcourt to Bonny and from Port Harcourt to Owerri are new lines.
There is another connecting narrow gauge to standard gauge at Kafanchan. There is a branch line from Gombe or before Maiduguri to Damaturu and Gashua. That’s what has been approved,’’ he said
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