U.S. firm ready to build high speed rail in Nigeria

A United States based company, Ameri Metro Inc, is ready to invest over $10 billion in the coastal rail project from Lagos to Calabar and Calabar to Port Harcourt.

The founder of the company Mr Shah Mathias told newsmen after paying a courtesy visit on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi in Abuja on Monday.

He said the project will be fully funded by the company if approved by the Federal Government.

Mathias said that the company has done various rail projects in the United States, and have the resources and capacity to handle rail projects in Nigeria.

“We are here to do a presentation on the high speed rail and other sustainable projects; our goal is to build a more modern rail, which we can start as soon as possible.

“We are ready to invest 100 per cent, we have been told that the project is over $10 billion, we are going to build new rail track, bring in locomotives.

“We are looking at the Lagos-Calabar coastal line and Port Harcourt, we are ready to take it over from the Chinese company since they have not been able to raise the money.”

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