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FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by GIdiata(m): 8:18pm On Oct 07, 2020
Federal government Wednesday approved the sum of $3.02bn for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow gauge railway.

Disclosing this the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said “The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of contracts for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow gauge railway, with new branch lines and trans-shipment facilities.

“The council also approved the construction of a new deep seaport in Bonny, under PPP and the construction of a railway industrial park in Port Harcourt.

“The railway line will be at the cost of $3,020,279,549. The industrial park, which is under PPP, at no cost to Federal Government, will cost $241,154,389.31. The Bonny deep seaport will cost $461,924,369, at no cost to the Federal Government.

“The Port Harcourt to Maiduguri narrow gauge railway will have new branch lines: from Port Harcourt to Bonny and from Port Harcourt to Owerri are new lines.

“There is another connecting narrow gauge to standard gauge at Kafanchan. There is a branch line from Gombe or before Maiduguri to Damaturu and Gashau.”


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/fg-approves-3-02bn-for-port-harcourt-maiduguri-rail-line/

Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by chatinent(m): 8:20pm On Oct 07, 2020
They never account for money spent.

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Ever8090: 8:25pm On Oct 07, 2020
In as much as I don't like Buhari if he actually execute those projects,he will be the best president Nigeria have ever produce...I learnt that onisha sea port have started receiving goods..

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by SmartProf(m): 8:26pm On Oct 07, 2020
Very commendable..when it comes to rail transport development, the Buhari's govt has done well. If quality critical infrastructures are built, it will serve the people for many years.

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by GIdiata(m): 8:26pm On Oct 07, 2020
Ameachi is actually trying.

before you quote me please answer this, Apart from joining APC which to u, an (Hausa party) and dinning with "NORTHERS", tell me why you hate AMAECHI?

Compare his Admiration to Wike's Administration
Compare him with every other Minister in "Buhari's Cabinet"

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by flyingpig: 8:26pm On Oct 07, 2020
2023 campaign project

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by GIdiata(m): 8:28pm On Oct 07, 2020
Ever8090:
In as much as I don't like Buhari if he actually execute those projects,he will be the best president Nigeria have ever produce...I learnt that onisha sea port have started receiving goods..


you have spoken well

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Charmingrascal(m): 8:29pm On Oct 07, 2020
Even though Buhari has failed in every other thing, I have to sincerely commend him for some infrastructure he is putting in place in Nigeria.





He is building the Country not the people but you have to "build the man to build the community".

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Cyberterror: 8:30pm On Oct 07, 2020
And again, Amaechi shames Wike. While Amaechi is developing critical infrastructure across the country, Wike is promoting Ikwerre superiority and bribing judges everywhere.

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by BrownLondon(m): 8:32pm On Oct 07, 2020
kudos to president Muhammadu Buhari.

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Rugaria: 8:33pm On Oct 07, 2020
To be commissioned in the year of Satan 2060... Politics! Just trying to divert attention from the fact that his administration has more projects going on in Nigeria republic than in the east from where the financing is coming from...
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by GIdiata(m): 8:35pm On Oct 07, 2020
Cyberterror:
And again, Amaechi shames Wike. While Amaechi is developing critical infrastructure across the country, Wike is promoting Ikwerre superiority and bribing judges everywhere.

inform the wailers
Rivers State deserve more
Wike is no where near Amaechi if we compare their Administration as Governors. Amaechi's only CRIME is aligning with (HAUSAS)

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by hisgrace090: 8:45pm On Oct 07, 2020
Nice move!

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by pandax: 8:47pm On Oct 07, 2020
GIdiata:
Federal government Wednesday approved the sum of $3.02bn for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow gauge railway.

Disclosing this the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said “The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of contracts for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow gauge railway, with new branch lines and trans-shipment facilities.

“The council also approved the construction of a new deep seaport in Bonny, under PPP and the construction of a railway industrial park in Port Harcourt.

“The railway line will be at the cost of $3,020,279,549. The industrial park, which is under PPP, at no cost to Federal Government, will cost $241,154,389.31. The Bonny deep seaport will cost $461,924,369, at no cost to the Federal Government.

“The Port Harcourt to Maiduguri narrow gauge railway will have new branch lines: from Port Harcourt to Bonny and from Port Harcourt to Owerri are new lines.

“There is another connecting narrow gauge to standard gauge at Kafanchan. There is a branch line from Gombe or before Maiduguri to Damaturu and Gashau.”


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/fg-approves-3-02bn-for-port-harcourt-maiduguri-rail-line/

Narrow guage in this age and time Amaechi. You built standard guage in West and North, and you plan narrow guage for your people for $3.2b

Lagos to Ibadan is $1.9b and about 200km for standard guage. Why don't you do PH to Makurdi, a distance of 380km with that $3.2b and when there is more money, we can do Makurdi to Maiduguri.

In any case, I know it will never get off pipeline until this administration is over. I am deeply disappointed in you if this is your plan for us

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Freestainworld(m): 8:51pm On Oct 07, 2020
Ever8090:
In as much as I don't like Buhari if he actually execute those projects,he will be the best president Nigeria have ever produce...I learnt that onisha sea port have started receiving goods..

is he the one that built the sea port?
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by chiefolododo(m): 8:51pm On Oct 07, 2020
My question is "how important is the railway"?

Will it improve our economy drastically ??

Will it take care of unemployment??
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Rossinky: 8:59pm On Oct 07, 2020
chiefolododo:
My question is "how important is the railway"?

Will it improve our economy drastically ??

Will it take care of unemployment??

The USA became the world's biggest economy largely by expanding its railroad infrastructure starting from the late 19th century.

Rail transport has the effect of drastically reducing the cost of transporting goods, and hence, drastically reducing the cost of doing business, which leads to an EXPLOSION in commerce, trade, and manufacturing.

Nigeria has a national railway masterplan which connects every single state by rail, and this latest project is just one of many in the pipeline.

Kudos to the Buhari administration.

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Ojiofor: 9:02pm On Oct 07, 2020
GIdiata:
Ameachi is actually trying.

before you quote me please answer this, Apart from joining APC(Hausa party) and dinning with "NORTHERS", tell me why you hate AMAECHI?

Compare his Admiration to Wike's Administration
Compare him with every other Minister in "Buhari's Cabinet"


Small talk you don dey talk too much because of audio project that is yet to be started.
I reserve my comment until the project is completed,na naija we dey.
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by TechyMm0: 9:03pm On Oct 07, 2020
This is a great move

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Ever8090: 9:04pm On Oct 07, 2020
Freestainworld:
is he the one that built the sea port?
no..na your papa build am

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Rossinky: 9:15pm On Oct 07, 2020
pandax:


Narrow guage in this age and time Amaechi. You built standard guage in West and North, and you plan narrow guage for your people for $3.2b

Lagos to Ibadan is $1.9b and about 200km for standard guage. Why don't you do PH to Makurdi, a distance of 380km with that $3.2b and when there is more money, we can do Makurdi to Maiduguri.

In any case, I know it will never get off pipeline until this administration is over. I am deeply disappointed in you if this is your plan for us

Unfair criticism. The Port Harcourt - Maiduguri line is being rehabilitated, as there is actually an old line there, albeit narrow gauge. The Lagos-Ibadan line etc are brand new lines, and so had to be built standard gauge in line with modern convention.

Narrow gauge lines are still operated all over the world, and it would have constituted gross wastage of public funds to abandon the current Port-Harcourt - Maiduguri line to build a standard gauge line at perhaps triple the price.

In fact, ''In some countries, narrow gauge is the standard; Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Australian states of Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania..''

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrow-gauge_railway

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by hajimosho(m): 9:23pm On Oct 07, 2020
kiss
Some folks will still prefer wailing on this development to applauding the Government

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Elvictor: 9:31pm On Oct 07, 2020
you can hate everything about Buhari but you can't hate his beloved son Amaechi.

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Naijasageblog: 9:32pm On Oct 07, 2020
Mass influx of Boko Haram graduates to the south south grin

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by BiggyB242(m): 9:35pm On Oct 07, 2020
Who wants to go to Maiduguri, is a waste of government funds. It has no benefits to the south south probably the northerners though. Clueless government, instead of them to embark on a project that will bring economical benefits to the nation.
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Skynet45(m): 9:40pm On Oct 07, 2020
God punish Nigeria angry angry
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Cjrane2: 9:45pm On Oct 07, 2020
Ever8090:
In as much as I don't like Buhari if he actually execute those projects,he will be the best president Nigeria have ever produce...I learnt that onisha sea port have started receiving goods..


Bro,
You are a PIPE dreamer to think Buhari will build this line. Just think for a moment how much it will take to construct a railway bridge over the waters from PH to Bonny. Then from PH to Maiduguri. Yet the total amount they hope to borrow is $3 billion dollars? grin grin grin grin

Lol... this is just 2023 election money that they are spoiling for how to get Chinese loans for railway and simply use it for elections.

Recall when Buhari removed a whopping $1 billion dollars from the foreign reserve prior to 2019 presidential elections claiming he would fund the military with state of the art weapons to win Boko Haram. Ask yourself where is that money or the weapons? Answer: The money was all diverted to fund the 2019 re-election! As they will do with this $3 billion grin

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Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Ifelander1(f): 9:52pm On Oct 07, 2020
Good.. Although it is quite disheartening that this infrastructures are just being put in place in the year 2020. With the oil boom and high prices and when the economy was 'supposedly' working, infrastructure were non-existent.

You can only truly grow as far as the level of infrastructure in a country.
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by demanuel(m): 9:58pm On Oct 07, 2020
Rossinky:


The USA became the world's biggest economy largely by expanding its railroad infrastructure starting from the late 19th century.

Rail transport has the effect of drastically reducing the cost of transporting goods, and hence, drastically reducing the cost of doing business, which leads to an EXPLOSION in commerce, trade, and manufacturing.

Nigeria has a national railway masterplan which connects every single state by rail, and this latest project is just one of many in the pipeline.

Kudos to the Buhari administration.

I understand your optimism, and I am not trying to play the devils advocate.

But will all the projects be completed before buhari leaves office?

Will the next administration follow up, and ensure completion of the uncompleted projects ?
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by chiefolododo(m): 10:13pm On Oct 07, 2020
Rossinky:


The USA became the world's biggest economy largely by expanding its railroad infrastructure starting from the late 19th century.

Rail transport has the effect of drastically reducing the cost of transporting goods, and hence, drastically reducing the cost of doing business, which leads to an EXPLOSION in commerce, trade, and manufacturing.

Nigeria has a national railway masterplan which connects every single state by rail, and this latest project is just one of many in the pipeline.

Kudos to the Buhari administration.

I believe it won't be a platform to embezzle fund.

But expanding this railway of a thing to Niger Republic is something else
Re: FG Approves $3.02bn For Port Harcourt- Maiduguri Rail Line by Cjrane2: 10:16pm On Oct 07, 2020
It is very very clear now that Amechi is probably APC presidential candidate plot for 2023

Else they won't go through the trouble of trying to launder his image with so much empty promises of railway to this place and that. When they already claim to have a railway development master plan.

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