China Railway Construction has signed $13.1bn deal to build a high speed rail project in Nigeria for a coastal railway line with a length of 1,385 km in one-way mileage and will have a design speed of 120 km/h. The deal was signed by China Railway Construction’s subsidiaries China Civil Engineering Group with the Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation .
The new rail line will go through ten states of Nigeria, including the oil-producing delta in the country. Twenty-two railway stations will also be built along the line, believing that the Coastal Railway Project will promote the economic development of the entire West African region. The companies are still in the discussion on the released framework. During the first quarter of 2014, China Railway Construction has signed $22bn in new contracts.