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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is planning to undertake the construction of the West Coast High Speed Rail project in West Africa.
The project involves the construction of a 1,178.84km railway line connecting Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote’ D’ Voire. It includes the construction of stations in Cotonu, Lome and Accra and railway terminals in Abidjan and Seme/Badagry in Nigeria.
The project includes the construction of railway stations, railway terminals, bridges, administrative facilities, and tunnels, the installation of signaling and safety systems and the laying of railway tracks.
The project will be carried out in multiple stages.
Africa Speed Rail Ltd has been appointed as associated developer, HammcoBTB Engineering International Inc. as project manager, Paul Esther Consulting Ltd and Delisys AG as financial and management consultants, PS & Associates as quantity surveyors, Shalom Enconsult International Ltd as front-end engineering design (FEED) contractor and Lordsfield Ltd as consulting engineer.
In January 2016, Bolloré Group & CGC Overseas Construction Group (CGCOC) appointed as a construction contractor
Construction is expected to commence in 2018.
The project involves the construction of a 1,178.84km railway line connecting Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote’ D’ Voire in West Africa.
The US$59,000 million project includes the following: