Red Line test-runs, Proforce partners with Kia, NCS grants waivers to vehicle importers, Sanwo-Olu completes purchase of trains for Red/Blue Line, news in the past week.
Lagos Test-Runs Red Line Rail Ahead Of Official Opening (Video)
The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), has began the first of many test runs along the 37-km Red Line Rail ahead of start of operation in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024.
A video shared by LAMATA on its official social media pages shows the deployment of one of the high-speed diesel-powered trains that will serve the Lagos Red Line Rail Mass Transit project.
This test-run and several others that will follow will allow LAMATA to assess its operational readiness and fix possible problems before the start of operations in few weeks.
Sanwo-Olu Completes Purchase Of Trains For Red and Blue Line
Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finalized the purchase of additional trains for the Lagos Blue Line and Red Line operations from Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, CRRC Dalian.
According to the Governor, the train specifications has been finalized and payments made to Dalian. He also said that the delivery dates from Dalian to Lagos has also been confirmed.
“Trains checked, production specifications finalized, payments made, and delivery dates from Dalian, China, to Lagos, Nigeria confirmed.
NCS 2024 Budget : Customs To Grant Waivers To Vehicle Importers To Pay Duties Within A Specific Time
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, on Monday 5th February 2024 presented the Service’s 2024 budget to the Nigeria Senate Committee on Customs at the National Assembly.
The CG, while defending the 2024 budget of N706.43 billion, reveals plans to grant waivers to vehicle owners to pay import duties within a specific time to avoid sanctions.
He also talked on strategies to agonize and standardize Customs processes, port decongestion, anti-smuggling operations as well as collaboration with other agencies for efficiency and competitiveness.
Proforce Partners With Kia, To Get Drivelines To Make Made-in-Nigeria Armored Vehicles
PROFORCE Limited, a Nigerian-based armored vehicle specialist, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kia Corp. at the World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
With the partnership, Kia Corp, a global leader in the manufacturing of military vehicle chassis, will supply Proforce with drivelines for the production of military vehicles in Nigeria.
“Proforce has signed an MOU with KIA to supply Proforce with drivelines. This proves our commitment to quality and performance as this will ensure our armoured vehicles are top class. We are breaking new grounds to ensure that our products and services are unmatched in quality.”