Delay in rail modernisation project by Contractors -- FG - SyCtRenDs



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Delay in rail modernisation project by Contractors -- FG

The Federal Government has said the ongoing rail modernisation project is being delayed by the contractor handling the project.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this in Lagos yesterday, said there was delay by the contractor handling the train stations in the ongoing Nigeria Rail Modernisation Project.

Amaechi disclosed that the contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), has not made much progress in the past three months.

While inspecting the Ebute Meta train station in Lagos, Amaechi said not much has been achieved since he inspected the site three months ago.

According to him, the contractor should start from areas that have no challenges to make the progress faster on the stations.

“The work is very slow, three months without doing anything. You are terribly delaying us, why can’t you start building stations in the areas that there is no problem,” he said.

The Project Manager, Tang Xiao Dong, said the delay was due to late approval of the project sites and the initial shift of the station because of water pipes and problems with the track design.

A total of 10 stations will be constructed at Apapa, Lagos, Agege, Agbado, Kajola, Papalanto, Abeokuta, Olodo, Omi-Adio and Ibadan station. (NAN)


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