Nigeria opens West Africa’s first Chinese-made light rail system – WORLD

Nigeria opens West Africa’s first Chinese-made light rail systemYesterday, Nigeria hosted the commissioning ceremony for West Africa’s first Chinese-made light rail system.Nigerian President Muhammadu BuhariBabajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos and China Cui Jianchun, Ambassador of Nigeria, He attended the opening ceremony of the first phase of the 27 km Lagos Rail Public Transportation (LRMT) Blue Line in Lagos state in southwest Nigeria. Lagos before the opening ceremony. Buhari said the light rail system will reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and improve the lives of local residents. The LRMT Blue Line project, which was taken over by the Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC), the first light rail system in West Africa, located in the state of Lagos, Nigeria, is the largest investment project in the field of infrastructure.The project is also the first rail infrastructure to pass through Okokomaiko, a densely populated area west of Lagos, and Marina, a business district on Lagos Island. It is expected that he will provide experience in building railways to the countries of West Africa. The Lagos Blue Line project began in July 2010 and was completed in December 2022. The first phase of the project, with a length of 13 kilometers and five stations, is capable of transporting more than 250,000 passengers per day.

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