Thursday, April 18, 2024

China Airport Company Promises Partnership With Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Friday met with the management team of the China Airport Construction Company (CACC) at its headquarters in Beijing, China.

This is in continuation of his infrastructural development drive and the vision to make Lagos work better, smarter and more efficient.

Sanwo-Olu, who is currently in China on a working visit with some top government officials, also visited the Beijing Subway, specifically to inspect the signaling system in use in the capital city.

The Beijing Subway covers over 800 kilometers stretch of train connectivity across the city; with over forty rail lines and more than 500 train stations. The subway has also been running efficiently since its establishment over 55 years ago.

Speaking during his visit to Beijing Subway, Sanwo-Olu, who was received by the top management of the company, led by the General Manager, Tang Zhu, expressed the Lagos State Government’s desire to equally have train operations, with signaling system that brings in the best with efficiency, safety, security and the best technology that is available.

The governor said his government has identified the train system as a driver for the State’s economic value and at the same time, a veritable source of movement of the masses from various parts of the city, adding that the state government would continue to strengthen collaborations with companies around the world for effective delivery of infrastructural development in Lagos State.

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Speaking during a meeting with the management of the China Airport Construction Company (CACC), Sanwo-Olu said Lagos is desirous of building an airport as soon as possible.

He said: “We have a plan in Lagos to build our airport. We plan to see if we can identify partners; real partners who understand our market, seek the potential of our market, and appreciate that it is a market that has the potential to grow and take the lead.

In its presentation, the China Airport Construction Company (CACC), expressed willingness to partner with the Lagos State Government to realise Sanwo-Olu’s vision of constructing a brand-new airport in the Lekki area of the State.

The Managing Director of CACC, Kui Yu said the company has been following the development trajectory of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole, noting that the country is rated highly in Africa, socially and economically, adding that China Airport Construction Company has the necessary wherewithal to help Lagos State achieve its desired goal.

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