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Iran, Afghanistan Open First Rail Link with Eye on Trade

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leaders of Iran and Afghanistan on Thursday inaugurated the first railway link between the two countries, expressing hope it would enhance trade links across the region. The 140-kilometer (90-mile) line running from eastern Iran into western Afghanistan will eventually be expanded by 85 kilometers to reach the Afghan city of …read more →

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We’ll Complete Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Sanwo-Olu Assures

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday assured Nigerians that the State Government would complete the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. He said his government is committed to the construction of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, adding that the delay of work on the road was based on the government’s plan to build a first-class …read more →

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EndSARS Violent Protest: BRT Operators Count Losses

Operators of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos have begun counting the losses incurred by the two-week suspension of operations occasioned by the violence that trailed the recent #EndSARS protests across the country. The Head of Corporate Communications of the organisation, Mr Mutiu Yekeen, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of …read more →

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China Unveils Plan for New Energy Vehicle Industry

China on Monday unveiled a development plan for its new energy vehicle (NEV) industry from 2021 to 2035 that aims to accelerate the country into an automotive powerhouse. The plan, released by the State Council, China’s cabinet, listed five strategic tasks to improve technology innovation capacity. The council intends to build new-type industry ecosystems, advance …read more →

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China to Boost Smart Infrastructure in Transport Sector

China will promote the construction of new infrastructure projects in the transport industry, aiming to advance the sector’s transformation toward digitalization and intelligence, according to a guideline issued by the Ministry of Transport on Thursday. By 2035, China aims to achieve remarkable results in the field, with advanced information technology playing a key role in …read more →

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Nigeria Plans to Build Shipyard in its Bayelsa State

The Federal Government of Nigeria has flagged off the feasibility study for the construction of a shipyard in Brass Island, Bayelsa State. In a statement in Abuja, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), said the government had engaged China Harbour Engineering Company for the studies, adding that when completed, the shipyard would cater …read more →

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African Development Bank to Assist FERMA with Loan for Road Repairs

African Development Bank (AfDB), through its transport sector identification mission, seeks to assist the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) with loan facility to address the funding gap in the road repair efforts of the Agency. This was revealed when a delegation led by Dr. Abayomi Babalola a transport Specialists/Consultant to the Bank visited the Agency …read more →

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Firm launches ‘Plentywaka’ to Boost Delivery in Lagos

Plentywaka, a tech-driven premium bus-hailing service, has announced the launch of “Logistics by Plentywaka” (LBP), an innovation aimed at boosting last-mile delivery in Lagos. The company said in a statement that the innovation was a Lagos-based business-to-consumer delivery service. According to the statement, Logistics by Plentywaka removes the stressful task of transporting packages across Lagos …read more →

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NPA Boosts Berthing Capacity …..Commissions New Tugboats

Two new tugboats worth millions of dollars, MT Musawa & MT Ikoro-Ekiti, purchased by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) were on Friday, commissioned by the Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi. At the event, which took place at the Dockyard Apapa, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, noted that the equipment would …read more →

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CCECC Completes Laying of Track for Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project

The track laying work for the 312km-long double-track standard gauge Lagos-Ibadan railway line project between Lagos and Ibadan in Nigeria is now fully complete. This was reported by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the company in charge of the US$ 1.53bn project, in its twitter handle. CCECC was awarded the project back in 2012 …read more →