The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday said the groundbreaking of the Transport University, Daura, would take place in Septemeber.
Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting Lagos -Ibadan rail line construction.
“We have agreed with contractors handling the university and the rail line to have the groundbreaking between September and October for the two projects.
He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos.
He said the completion of the rail project would reduce gridlocks in Apapa and other parts of Lagos.
The minister said the fasctory to be built at Kajola would produce wagons and coatches and later locomotives, adding this would reduce import of the equipment from China.
“So, as part of the benefits, the company will build a factory in Kajola.
On the slow pace of the rail project, the minister linked it to insufficient funds and the absence of a cabinet to approve the payment.
As at May, the laying of the rail track had coverd 123 kilometers.
Edited by Angela Okisor
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