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Mota-Engil Begins Work on $1.8 Billion Nigeria-Niger Railway

  • Portuguese construction company won contract last month
  • Line is latest in Nigeria’s ambitious rail expansion plans
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Mota-Engil SGPS SA, a Portuguese construction company, started work on a $1.8 billion railway line that will connect Nigeria with neighbor Niger.

Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi concluded a contract with Mota-Engil last month on the 283-kilometer (176-mile) line from the northern trading hub of Kano to the town of Maradi on the other side of the Nigeria-Niger border.