Bénirail: Upgrades and Expansions

In terms of the 30-year concession agreement between the governments of Benin and Niger, and France's Bolloré Group, signed in August 2015, Bénirail is to upgrade and operate the existing 438km...

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NIGER'S FIRST RAILWAY

Niger, being landlocked, depends on its neighbouring countries' ports and roads for handling exports and imports. Most go by way of Cotonou in Benin and Lomé in adjacent Togo. Road transport is slow,...

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FIRST RAILWAY IN NIGER

Tracklaying has begun in Niamey, capital of Niger, on a railway – the first in the country – which is to run into neighbouring Benin. From Parakou (about 615km from Niamey) there is an existing 425km...

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CONNECTING NIGER TO IVORY COAST

According to the Guardian Global Development Network (based in London) “a seven-year initiative to connect Niger and Ivory Coast” is to commence in 2014. The existing metre-gauge railway from Abidjan...

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NEW LINE TO NIGER

In the course of a reception at the Zazzau Emir's palace in Zaria on 3 August, in honour of Governor Muktar Yero of Nigeria's Kaduna State, Vice-President Namadi Sambo announced that Niegria is to...

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NIGER DELTA RAIL

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Obong Ufot Ekaette said at the weekend ended 24 May that his ministry is to embark on “regional mega projects like railways, independent power projects and integrated...

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TRAINS IN NIGER STATE

The state government in Niger has entered into partnership with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) to promote railway development and use of the railway. Commenting on a report by the committee set...

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CHINA & NIGERIA'S RAILWAY

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Nigeria on 26 April in the course of a week's visit to Africa and addressed the National Assembly in Abuja. China is to take a controlling stake in the oil...

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