China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCEC) has broken ground on the construction of the first phase of Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line project in Lagos, Nigeria, the company announced on social media accounts last week.
In a statement shared via its twitter and facebook accounts, CCEC said the project will interconnect with the existing Lagos State Bus Terminal and the Lagos-Ibadan Railway Station that is currently still under construction, as well as to the Lagos Airport.
The LRMT Red Line project is the second light rail project that CCECC has implemented in Lagos State, after the LRMT Blue Line project, and is expected to relieve the traffic congestion and improve the efficiency, the statement said.
The LRMT Red Line, classified as a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project, involves the construction of a 28-km mass transit system at an estimated cost of $680 million, according to Refinitiv's Infrastructure 360 database.
(Writing by SA Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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