The first TGV of Nigeria will be inaugurated in March 2016, it is a train with a speed of 120 to 150 km per hour.
This TGV which will make Lagos-Kaduna will allow populations to travel these distances in less than an hour.
At a total cost of $ 849 million, the project was carried out by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).
After their merger in 2014, the two largest Chinese companies manufacturing high-speed trains (CNR and CSR) will export their technologies to Africa, twelve priority countries including five African: Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe.
The new Chinese group will come to harm European leaders in the high-speed train sector, notably Alstom and Siemens, China alone having the largest TGV network in the world, more than 11,000 kilometers.
The marriage between China and Nigeria sealed since 2008 with the arrival in power of President Yar Adua will not be limited to the TGV.
In November 2014, the Nigerian government and rail giant China Railway Construction Corporation will sign an agreement to build a 1,400-kilometer railway line, a record $ 12 billion contract to build a rail line along the coast of the African country.
The 1,402-kilometer railway line will link, following the coast and notably crossing the Niger Delta, the Nigerian economic capital, Lagos, to the city of Calabar (east) on the border with Cameroon. It will be the biggest contract for a Chinese company outside of China.
In December 2013, Kenya launched the works of the TGV Nairobi-Mombasa financed by China which will be intended to replace a dilapidated railway line dating from the time of the British colony, the 1300 kilometers will have to allow to join the Uganda and South Sudan.

Albin Njilo

Source: http://www.camerounliberty.com/le-premier-tgv-du-nigeria-sera-inaugure-dans-deux-mois/

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