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Chinese contractor wins 24km Nigerian light rail contract

27 May 15 The government in Nigeria’s Oyo state has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese contractor CCECC for the construction of a 24km light rail transport system.

The system will be built in Ibadan, the state capital. Governor Abiola Ajimobi said that the project was long overdue for the state, which has a population of over 10 million. He said that any city with a population of at least two million required a light rail system of transportation.  

The aim is to introduce light rail to other cities in the state following construction of the Ibadan system. CCECC chief engineer Li Binj said that his company aimed to transfer cutting-edge technology to the local people who he said would be engaged for the project.

The project will run from Ojoo to Mokola, stretching to the Ibadan end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and is due for completion within three years.

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