FG To Construct Coastal Rail That Will Terminate In Onitsha

FG To Construct Coastal Rail That Will Terminate In Onitsha
The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari in a recent report has assured the South-East geopolitical zone of a third bridge project, a coastal rail that will terminate in Onitsha with a spur unto Nnewi in Anambra State.
According to Mr President, the construction of the coastal rail would be beginning next year and will pass through Onitsha to Asaba, then from Agbor to Warri, Warri to Utako and Ajaokuata to Abuja.
He made this promise in a goodwill message during the Obi of Onitsha's 18th Ofala festival last weekend, also stating that there were many ongoing road projects in the zone.

The president who was represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, appealed to the host communities of second Niger Bridge project to give peace chance to enable the construction firm to complete the project as scheduled.
According to him, the work would be completed latest 2021 as against the earlier stated 2022.
“The host communities should pipe low and should not demand too much compensation to enable the contractor to complete the project on time. The contractor, Julius Berger, said it will complete the job six months ahead of the stipulated time of 2022. The contracting firm promised that they would now complete the project in 2021.
“The second Niger Bridge is now a reality; the pillars are springing up. The funding of the project is in place from sovereign wealth fund and Federal Government fund. I want to assure the people of Onitsha, the people of Anambra State and the people of South East zone that the third bridge which is the coastal rail that will terminate in Onitsha with a spur unto Nnewi later. The construction will start next year. The rail will go through Onitsha to Asaba, from Agbor to Warri, from Warri to Utako to Ajaokuata to Abuja.
“The Enugu-Onitsha expressway is on going. The Umunya section of the road that had been waterlogged has been done. The job is now moving down to Amansea and from there to Enugu; the most important parts of the job have been done. Then, the road from Onitsha -Orba-Amichi- Uga-Arondizugo-Okigwe work is also ongoing. Another road from Enugu-Okigwe-Umuahia-Aba-Port Harcourt, the four sections of the roads have been awarded and immediately after the rain stops, the work will commence on those roads.
“There is award of 9th Mile-Otrukpo-Makurdi road. So the South East zone has not been left out in the infrastructural development,” he assured.
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