China Railway Construction to ramp up infrastructure in Africa

More projects by the SOE in pipeline to improve local livelihoods amid COVID
With sport stadiums, highways and other projects completed and being operated in Papua New Guinea, Qatar and the Federated States of Micronesia in the third quarter, China Railway Construction Corp Ltd, a centrally-administered State-owned enterprise, is planning projects in Africa to help improve local livelihoods in the coming years, its executives said.
In addition to sealing a deal worth $3.02 billion for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Nigerian Eastern Railway from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri in the West African country in April, the Chinese mega construction service provider said it successfully completed 2,200 square meters of concrete pouring within 24 hours for the Iyana Iba Overpass of the Badagry Highway Project in Nigeria in early September.
The project, conducted by China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC), one of CRCC's subsidiaries, created a new level of continuous pouring of large quantities of concrete for Nigerian bridges, said the Beijing-headquartered parent company. The Iana Iba Overpass of the Badagry Highway is located at the Iana Iba Farmers Market in Lagos State, Nigeria.
"Our team had efficiently managed all procedures for the pouring work, from concrete production, traffic diversion and equipment support to on-site pouring and logistics support, to complete this key part of the project within 24 hours," said Jiang Yigao, executive director for CCECC's Nigeria branch.
The Iyana Iba Overpass is a subproject of the Badagry Expressway, and the Badagry Expressway project is a big-ticket infrastructure project planned by the Nigerian government. After completion, the expressway will become a key high-speed road in West Africa.
The high-speed road is key to boosting trade and people-to-people exchanges within the West African region, helping Nigeria in particular mitigate the impact caused by the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jiang said.
The Chinese company also helped to build the Lagos-I

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