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CCECC explains scope of work in Nigeria

By Benjamin Alade
03 December 2021   |   2:51 am
The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has delivered four completed major railway projects, with all of them covering a total stretch of about 712km

China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC)

Delivers 712km of railway nationwide

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has delivered four completed major railway projects, with all of them covering a total stretch of about 712km, adding a huge economic value to the country.

CCECC affirmed that the relationship between China and Nigeria has no deceit to it because the company never defaulted in completing the over 110 projects it had handled in Nigeria in the 40 years of its operation.

A statement signed by General Manager, Corporate Culture, Vincent Liu, said in the course of the documentation, “we found from the CCECC that the sincerity in handling and delivering the projects underscore the commitment of the company powered by the Chinese government in genuine support for the infrastructure advancement of Nigeria.”

Liu said infrastructure is like the blood that keeps any modern society and economy alive, ranging from roads, institutions, bridges, airports, seaports, railways, dams; telecommunication facilities and many more.

Indeed the level, quality and standard of the infrastructure of a country is a simple definition of its rating in development or advancement.

Most of the services China, through state-owned agencies, has rendered to partner countries, especially the less-advanced countries, have been in building infrastructure in such countries. Nigeria has been part of that larger focus and the CCECC Nigeria Limited, in its 40 years of operation in the country, has been a trailblazer in that task.

According to Liu, this year, CCECC added another feather to its cap with the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project that has also started operation.

The history of Nigeria’s infrastructure development and advancement is incomplete without a mention of the great roles played by the CCECC Nigeria Limited.

In the last five years, CCECC Nigeria has completed and handed over four major railway projects to add to the transport infrastructure of the country. They include the Abuja Metro of about 37km, the 186km Abuja-Kaduna railway, the Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Warri 326km railway project and lastly the Lagos-Ibadan project of 156km, with an extension of another 7km.

These projects have engendered the development of Nigeria in no little measure. Their benefits are economic, social, developmental, and diplomatic and extend to deepening expertise through the grooming of artisans and professionals for the country as the locals work on these projects.

Many have been trained as train drivers, repair workers, technicians and more.

Currently, CCECC Nigeria is handling railway projects such as the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Project (Blue Line) (LRMT), Lagos Rail Mass Transit Project (Red Line) LRMT and the Kaduna-Kano railway project.