The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri narrow gauge rail line valued at $3 billion ‘N1.1 trn’.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who made this known while briefing State House correspondents after the 18th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) said new branch lines and trans-shipment facilities were approved as well.
According to the minister, the rail line will have new branches from Port Harcourt to Bonny and from Port Harcourt to Owerri.
Amaechi added that the government also approved a new deep seaport in Bonny and a railway industrial park in Port Harcourt, both in Rivers State.
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