The Minister of Transport, Senator Ahmed Alkali, has expressed satisfaction with the level of ongoing construction of the $2 billion Kano-Maradi, Niger Republic, standard gauge rail project.
The News Organization of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Salt addressed newsmen at Dadin Kowa in Kazaure Nearby Government Area of Jigawa not long after examining the task on Friday.
“We are completely dedicated in guaranteeing opportune fulfillment of the continuous Kano – Jigawa – Maradi rail line project, pointed toward helping the economy of the Nigeria and Niger republic.
“We are endeavoring to fix this nation; so as far as inspecting the monetary angle we should make penance, including the worker for hire,” he said.
The priest, who drove by street from Kano to Daura, said he was happy with the level of the work done as such far.
He said with the speed at which the undertaking is going ideally the contactors would meet the objective of convenient finishing by 2025.
He made sense of that the standard measure rail line project, which started from Dawanau in Kano State, went through Jigawa and Katsina States, and end at Maradi in Niger Republic.
“The $2 billion undertaking granted by previous President Muhammadu Buhari is supposed to be finished at the set concurred project target year of 2025.
“The earth work of the undertaking has arrived at 80% stage, while genuine rail line work would before long start after the earth works.
The Lead Project worker, Vladislav Bystrenko, said the agreement aggregate was 1.95 billion U.S dollars and that they marked legally binding commitments around 2021 with the National Government.