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FG Flags Off Kano-Maradi $1.96bn Standard Gauge Rail Line.

President Muhammadu Buhari has performed the groundbreaking for the commencement of the construction of $1.96 billion Kano-Maradi 284 kilometer standard gauge rail line with a branch line from Kano to Dutse.

Speaking at the virtual groundbreaking on Tuesday in Katsina state, Buhari said the   commencement of the construction of the rail line was vital to the transportation infrastructure in the country.

According to the President, “the rail line traverses the major commercial and administrative centre of Kano and passes through other economic hubs of the country including Kazaure, Daura, Katsina and up to the border town of Jibiya and the Niger Republic city of Maradi.

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