The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Thursday that the Federal Government and its Chinese counterpart are holding talks on the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail project.
The minister disclosed this in a statement issued by his media aide, Israel Ibeleme.
He also said the federal government would continue its negotiations with a Russian company for the commencement of the Lagos-Calabar rail project.
Amaechi said: “The six geo-political zones are all covered, Port Harcourt -Maiduguri covers Port Harcourt, Aba, Owerri, Umuahia, Enugu, Abakaliki, Awka, Makurdi, Lafia, Akwanga, Jos, Bauchi, Gombe, and connects to Damaturu, and then Maiduguri.
“The Lagos-Calabar rail line covers the whole of the South-South zone. We have Lagos coming through Akure and Benin.