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The African Integrated High Speed Rail Network-(AIHSRN) Will Revolutionize Africa’s Economies
August 21, 2023
The African Union’s “Agenda 2063” includes plans for the African Integrated High Speed Rail Network (AIHSRN), a high speed rail line across Africa. However, their plan for completion is 40 years from now. Rowland Ataguba, a Nigerian expert in rail management, has proposed a different timetable, which includes two “Master Plans.” He proposes the completion of 35,828 kilometers (kms) of high-speed rail lines by 2033, and an additional 14,547 kms by 2043. (See above)
Why is Mr. Ataguba’s fast track schedule for this transformative rail project important for the African continent?
Why is Rail Infrastructure Crucial?
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