Be­laru­sian Multi­na­tional Seeks Part­ner­ship with FG, La­gos on Ca­ble Light Rail

THISDAY - - NEWS - Gboyega Akin­sanmi

A Be­laru­sian multi­na­tional, Sky­Way Cap­i­tal at the week­end dis­closed that it would be will­ing to de­velop ro­bust part­ner­ship with the Fed­eral and La­gos Gov­ern­ments to de­liver a multi-bil­lion naira hi-tech string trans­port tech­nol­ogy in Nige­ria.

The multi­na­tional, which spe­cialises in bring­ing in­no­va­tive trans­port sys­tem to the world mar­ket, also dis­closed that with the hi-tech string trans­port tech­nol­ogy, pas­sen­gers could com­mute be­tween La­gos and Abuja within 45 min­utes.

The Re­gional Head of Sky Way Cap­i­tal, Mr. Sam­son Aro­gun­dade made the dis­clo­sure at an in­vestors’ con­fer­ence in La­gos on Fri­day, not­ing that the ultra-mod­ern trans­port sys­tem was care­fully de­signed to as­sist gov­ern­ment in al­le­vi­at­ing the suf­fer­ings of the peo­ple in mov­ing from one point to an­other.

Be­sides its re­gional head, the con­fer­ence, which at­tracted par­tic­i­pants from pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, was at­tended by mem­bers of Sky­Way Cap­i­tal Board, Mr. Vladimir Maslov, Mr. Fran­tishek So­lar and a Nige­rian part­ner, Mr. Ay­o­dele Ade­wale, among oth­ers.

At the con­fer­ence, Aro- gun­dade ex­plained that the project would help un­lock traf­fic grid­lock within the La­gos me­trop­o­lis and en­sure easy move­ment of peo­ple and goods be­tween the city and the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, Abuja.

Con­fi­dent of its ca­pac­ity, Aro­gun­dade noted that the fast string trans­port project would cover the dis­tance be­tween La­gos and Abuja in 45 min­utes at an av­er­age of 150 kilo­me­tres per hour but has ca­pac­ity for 500km per hour.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the com­pany is fully com­mit­ted, pos­sessed the tech­ni­cal know how and fi­nan­cial ca­pa­bil­ity to de­liver the project in no time so long it en­joyed sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion of La­gos and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ments.

Also at the con­fer­ence, Maslov, a mem­ber of Board of the com­pany, dis­closed that they were ready to sign an agree­ment with the Fed­eral and La­gos State Gov­ern­ments to sig­nal the take off of the fast track transportation project.

On some of the ben­e­fits in­her­ent in the project, Vladimir Maslov said it would re­duce the rate at which com­muters were ex­posed to ac­ci­dent on the road, zero tol­er­ance for pol­lu­tion and max­i­mum se­cu­rity of lives and prop­erty of pas­sen­gers.

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