‘Groundbreaking’ of Transport University, Daura holds September – Amaechi
Construction of Transport University, Daura to begins September
The groundbreaking for the construction of the Transport University, Daura, would take place in September, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Friday.
Mr Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting Lagos -Ibadan rail line construction.
According to the minister, the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola, Ogun, to produce materials for the rail project.
He said the groundbreaking for the factory will take place in October.
The minister said the factory to be built at Kajola would produce wagons and coaches and later locomotives, adding this would reduce import of the equipment from China.
He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos.
He said the completion of the rail project would reduce gridlocks in Apapa and other parts of Lagos.
On the slow pace of the rail project, the minister linked it to insufficient funds and the absence of a cabinet to approve the payment.