Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the construction of the University of Transportation, Daura is a donation from the Chinese government as the CCECC is constructing the university for free.
He said that the Chinese government would also build a primary and secondary school which will cater for the educational needs of children whose families work there.
He spoke in Daura, Katsina State, during his maiden inspection tour of the ongoing project.
According to the Minister, the project construction would commence in September and would be completed by the end of next year.
”Construction work will commence in September. What they are doing now is clearing. They have promised to build a primary school and a secondary school in the university.
“This university is a donation by the Chinese government through the China Engineering Construction Corporation, CECC. The Technique, Engineering, and Marketing (TEAM) have also accepted the consultancy job.
“Let me also thank the CCECC for accepting to construct the university free of charge. It is not part of the railway contract, we spoke with CCECC and told them to train Nigerians who will take over from them in their technology and they agreed.”