China construction company to build a university in Nigeria

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[China]–China Railway Construction Corporation, CRCC, Limited, has said it had concluded plans to build a university in Nigeria, with 90 per cent staff being Nigerians.

The revelation was made yesterday at CRCC headquarters, in Beijing by the Executive President, Cao Baogang,during an interactive session with Nigerian journalists.

“In China, we have a university called Beijing Jiaotong University, Chengdu.

“And because we fully support technology transfer, we will do our best to replicate another Jiaotong university in Nigeria.” He promised.

Baogang also revealed that the Kaduna/Abuja railway project which he said was “completed in July 2016, at an estimated $850 million and financing of new structures at Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Kaduna airports, with $1.2 billion loan from China-EXIM Bank.”

Baogang later noted that Nigeria is China’s most cherished market.

On his part, the Vice President, China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, CCECC, a subsidiary of CRCC, Mr. Zhang Wenjin, said CRCC was the major investor in the Lagos Lekki Free Zone, saying the Free Zone was an important platform for Chinese and international companies, which when completed, was expected to hugely improve Nigeria’s industrialisation.




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