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Cross River lauds completion of rail project

13 May 2015, 17:25Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Cross River State Government has expressed satisfaction with the level of work at the state monorail project, which is envisaged to enhance economic growth.

State Governor, Liyel Imoke, stated this during the delivery of passenger's coaches in Calabar.

"It is gratifying to see that the   monorail project which was planned for the state years ago has finally been delivered," he said.

Imoke said the passenger's coaches will in some weeks link the Summit Hills and Tinapa, thus bringing the Business and Leisure Resort closer to Calabar metropolis.

"The Monorail line is a project that has been on the books of Cross River State for many years. So it is very gratifying for us to see that the trains are finally delivered to site and work is going on. In a couple of weeks we will have this train running linking Tinapa to the city of Calabar and berthing at Calabar International Convention Centre," he said.

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"This is a realization of a dream and an indication of growth and economic expansion particularly in the area of tourism which the state is known for. This is growth for business and leisure which should be appreciated by the people," Imoke said.

He added that the monorail would run across an artificial lake separating the two facilities, will be the newest tourism attraction in the state.

"As an administration, we will continue to build and strengthen that sector. This train will further enhance that because it will be used for both business and pleasure and I expect everyone to come and enjoy a ride of this nature that links the two great tourist's attractions," he said.

The governor disclosed that an agreement had been signed with technical partners to ensure locals are trained to maintain the equipment when they take over.  

- CAJ News


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