Stella Dimoko Nigerian Govt Inspects 64 Coaches In China For Rail Projects


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nigerian Govt Inspects 64 Coaches In China For Rail Projects

The Federal Government has inspected 64 coaches under construction in China for the various rail projects in Nigeria with 10 coaches to be delivered in June for Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, led a delegation to China to inspect the level of work at the Chinese Railway Rolling-stock Corporation (CRRC) Tangshan Co., Ltd in China.

Mr Mohammed Idris, Director, Press of the Ministry of Transportation disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Amaechi said that Nigeria is expected to take delivery of the first batch of 10 coaches in June towards reducing the congestion at the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.

According to him, “We need coaches by June latest. Amaechi, however, noted that the pace of work was slow and urged the manufacturers to improve on it.

 Mr Zhou Junnian, the General Manager, CRRC Tangshan Co.Ltd, expressed excitement over the visit of the Nigerian delegation.

He explained that the passenger coach components are 100 per cent from China, adding that materials for work depend on the speed of the product and the customer requirements.

He said that CRRC would work with the CCECC to meet the high standard and quality needed to finish the projects in future.

The delegation visited the CRRC Shandong, to inspect the cargo wagons being built for Nigeria.

The Nigerian delegation also included the Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Olugbenga Ashafa, and Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mr Fidet Okhiria.


  1. He is blaming Chinese contractors for not meeting deadlines. Shame on this government. Their trades is BLAME

  2. What of Lagos mainland rail line that is still in developing for over 9 years now? Have they been forgotten?

  3. How do you buy coaches before you even have the rail to carry them on? Build the rail FIRST, ensure you have a body to manage and maintain the rail line and coaches before you buy- oafs all of them!!


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