The contractor of handling the Project, Mota-Engil Group has also agreed to build a University in Nigeria as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) while working on the project.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Federal Government and Mota-Engil Group on the construction of $1.959 billion dollars Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines.
According to a statement from Ministry of Transportation, the new (Kano–Maradi) railway corridor will run through Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and through Niger Republic territory as far as Maradi.
Towns like Danbatta (Kano), Kazaure (Jigawa), and Daura, Mashi, Jibia (Katsina) will also be affected by the new rail line in Nigeria.
The 283.75 kilometre #KanoMaradiRail line will help develop freight and passenger transport as it would be integrated with road transport. It will also contribute greatly to the local economy as well as Nigeria’s social sector.
According to Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the duration for the #KanoMaradiRail project is 36 months and the contract type is Engineering, Procurement and Construction.