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|FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Ravon: 8:04am On Apr 30, 2019|
The Federal Government is expected to take delivery of the first batch of 10 Coaches, out of the 64 coaches expected from China in June 2019 to augment the available Coaches at the Nigerian Railway Corporation and for deployment to the Standard Gauge Rail lines in the Country, particularly, Abuja-Kaduna rail line to reduce the congestion created by the activities of Bandits and Kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Saturday, April 27, 2019, when he led a delegation to China to inspect the pace of work on the construction of those Coaches at the Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) Tangshan Co., Ltd, China.
The Federal Government entered into a contract agreement with the company in December 2017 to produce 64 coaches to serve the immediate needs of the Standard Gauge Rail Lines in the Country and 10 out of the agreed N0s are ready for delivery.
The Minister requested that the available 10 coaches be delivered to Nigeria latest June 2019 for deployment to the various Standard Gauge Rail lines in the Country.
According to him, “We need Coaches by June latest. We need Coaches that can carry men from one point to another and we need a minimum of 10 coaches now out of the 64”.
“I requested for 10 coaches now because we need to improve on Abuja-Kaduna line. If the 10 doesn’t come, there is nothing I can do but it has to come because they have to manufacture for us to use on the Abuja-Kaduna Line and again, on Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line which will soon be ready pending when the construction of the remaining Coaches will be completed”.
Amaechi, however, noted that the pace of work is slow and urged the manufacturers to improve on it, adding that the contract which was signed in December 2019 to manufacture 64 Coaches for Nigeria was supposed to have expired in February 2019.
“The pace of construction is slow and they need to improve on it. In fact, the contract has expired, we may not have paid all the money but we paid quite a substantial sum and therefore they should construct speedily”, he said.
On his part, the General Manager, CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd, Mr. Zhou Junnian expressed excitement over the visit of the Nigerian delegation to the CRRC and for their trust.
Mr. Junnian explained that the passenger coach components are 100 percent from China, adding that materials for works depend on the speed of the product and the customer requirements.
In the same vein, the Minister also visited the CRRC Shandong, to inspect the Cargo Wagons being built for Nigeria, where he disclosed that there was a verbal agreement with the CCECC to localise the Railway industry in Nigeria which was supposed to produce 15% of the Coaches, Locomotives and Wagons.
He said, “We had a verbal agreement for them to produce 15 % of the Coaches, Locomotives and Wagons, they came back and said it was too expensive to establish Locomotives and Coaches factory and that we can start with Wagon and do 100 % assembly in Nigeria for the first five (5) years, after which, they will now build a factory that will manufacture wagons in Nigeria.
“It is not part of the contract we signed in 2017 but I insisted that for me to sign, they must localise it to create more jobs and reduce the expenditure of foreign exchange.
“We have to go further to ask them if we can own it, we have not talked about ownership but what we said is, localise it. Even though they are using their profit to build it, you can make them hand over the ownership to Nigeria and for the Assembly plant, Kajola in Ogun State has been chosen for the factory”, he said.
Amaechi further directed that the Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) Engr. Fidet Okhiria ensures that land is made available to CCECC before May 8, 2019, for the Wagon factory.
Earlier, the Chairman CRRC Shandong, Mr Wang Zichong while speaking on the progress of the Nigerian Wagon design and manufacturing, noted that the design has been completed and have also procured some materials and prototype and manufacturing will start as early as possible, adding that the specification for Nigeria’s localisation workshop has been completed.
On when the Assembly plant workshop can be completed, he stated that it can be done in six months if given the land on time.
The delegation to China who visited the CRRC Tangshan Steel Structure Workshop, General Assembly Workshop 1, Commissioning workshop and the Engineering Experiment Centre, as well as the CRRC Shandong Wagon workshop include; the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Sen. Olugbenga Ashafa, Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okhiria, Director, Rail and Transport Services in the Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Muhammed Babakobi and other important dignitaries.
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by alizma: 8:09am On Apr 30, 2019|
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by StupidInyamiri: 8:11am On Apr 30, 2019|
And then she asked for my address, so we laughed and laughed and laughed before I changed my ISP, underwent face altering surgery and moved to a secure location in Sokoto.
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by dedonfranco(m): 8:26am On Apr 30, 2019|
4 year's of Buhari is better than 16 year's of PDP.
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Donald95(m): 8:35am On Apr 30, 2019|
Mechie onu gi nwata. According to Zamfara state governor, Nigeria should get ready for another recession in 2020. If nigerians can't feed, or doesn't have job, how then do you expect them to pay for the train fare?
This is exactly the same rubbish you people said when we were saying the harsh truth about buhari incompetency in 2015. When the tsunami struck in 2016, People started exchanging their children for food while Lagoon became resting place for many.
Thank God we Igbos that prepared b4 time where spared
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by adekolaelect(m): 8:46am On Apr 30, 2019|
Donald95:Recession will only visit the hater,the enemies of state and for those that always happy for bad news for Nigeria but only sad with good news. one by one individually recession will visit them and anybody that wishes Nigeria good will move to next level of success, progress and prosperity.
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by SageTravels: 9:27am On Apr 30, 2019|
See fine Prototype. You will see what they will deliver
The minister is doing good. If the trains are delivered, it will go a long way to improve our railway transportation. It will help to fight corruption in the rail stations. If you see how passengers struggle to get Abuja Kaduna Train ticket, https://www.sagetravels.com/how-passengers-struggle-to-buy-abuja-kaduna-train-ticket/ you will know there is need to add more coaches. If there are many coaches, passengers will not struggle to get ticket also, no one will pay anybody to keep ticket for them. Ticket racketing will not only reduce, it will stop. Abuja To kaduna road is now a dead trap. travellers prefer the rail. I have used it, it is safer and secured.
Someone shared his experience on Lagos - Kano train, you can read it here https://www.sagetravels.com/lagos-kano-train-new-schedule-price-and-experience/ It was horrible. He spent more than 33 hours on the trip. according to the time table, the train departs on Friday morning and arrives Kano on Saturday Evening. Though the cost is affordable but there is need to have a speed train in that route. 33 hours is a long ride.
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by abumeinben(m): 9:29am On Apr 30, 2019|
Aren't prototype supposed to be sealed in a transparent glass enclosure?
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Basdkg(m): 9:30am On Apr 30, 2019|
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by GavelSlam: 9:30am On Apr 30, 2019|
Assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun state.
Ogun is doing well .
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Ronin06(m): 9:30am On Apr 30, 2019|
Donald95:Abeg my brother tell am
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by tstx(m): 9:30am On Apr 30, 2019|
Refurbished Coaches as usual
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by power50: 9:31am On Apr 30, 2019|
Why is it that we cannot get good coaches in Nigeria? Must we import everything?
List your business on https://www.nairakobo.com.ng/
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by March4232x: 9:31am On Apr 30, 2019|
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by legibow: 9:32am On Apr 30, 2019|
continue we are watching you....
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by hisexcellency34: 9:32am On Apr 30, 2019|
Why can't they beg China for assistance in the area of electricity?
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by GazzuzzAutos(m): 9:33am On Apr 30, 2019|
may, June... e no far again
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by dhareh: 9:35am On Apr 30, 2019|
Some people are just too myopic to see the progress this administration is making...... slow and steady Nigeria will becomes great, it will not be an overnight thing but we will get there #GodblessNigeria
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by TheAngry1: 9:35am On Apr 30, 2019|
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by miketayo(m): 9:36am On Apr 30, 2019|
If an average Nigerian is broke wats d use ?
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by miketayo(m): 9:38am On Apr 30, 2019|
Glad there are still optimistic PPL in the country, I myself have given up though... What we need the most is economic growth and I don't mean just increased GPD
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Nairalandmentor(m): 9:39am On Apr 30, 2019|
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Exponental(m): 9:39am On Apr 30, 2019|
Ravon:If Abuja- kaduna highway robbery is the cause for the projects. Pls tighten security on railway lines too abi..... na to start to dey fly.
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Nobody: 9:39am On Apr 30, 2019|
See amechi face...the guy go like toy for kid....lolz
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Staru1(m): 9:41am On Apr 30, 2019|
training our people to be coach would have been more preferred
|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by Jaguntemmy(m): 9:42am On Apr 30, 2019|
adekolaelect:You spoke my mind
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|Re: FG To Take Delivery Of 10 Coaches From China In June by kolaaderin: 9:42am On Apr 30, 2019|
dedonfranco:100% I m with you on this. We will never forget that 16 years of waste
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