Nigerian President Buhari Attends the Flag-off Ceremony of Nigerian Railway Moderniza

            The Flag-off Ceremony of Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Abuja-Kaduna) was held in the new-built IDU railway station of Nigerian capital Abuja on the morning of July 26th. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari attended and gave speech. CCECC President Yuan Li and other guests from all walks of life attended.
          The railway modernization project in Nigeria spanned 1,315 km from Lagos in the south, through the capital Abuja, and to Kano in the north. It was the largest single overseas construction project China had ever contracted at the time, formally signed in October 30th, 2006, with the total contract value of US$8.3 billion. The construction of the railway accumulated lots of valuable experience for CCECC, and established a good foundation for the construction of the Coastline Railway Project and Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project.