Rail Con­tract

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China and Nige­ria signed a con­tract in De­cem­ber 2014 to build a rail­way along the lat­ter’s coast, China Rail­way Con­struc­tion Corp. (CRCC) said. The $11.97-bil­lion con­tract is China’s sin­gle largest over­seas con­tract project. The 22-stop rail­way stretch­ing over 1,402 km will link Nige­ria’s eco­nomic cap­i­tal La­gos in the west with Cal­abar in the east. Trains will travel at a top speed of 120 km per hour. “It is a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial project,” said CRCC Chair­man Meng Fengchao. It will cre­ate up to 200,000 lo­cal jobs. Up to 30,000 fixed jobs may also be cre­ated when the rail­way is op­er­a­tional.

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