In its Beninese and Nigerien phases, the rail loop project is on the right track.
The President of the Republic, Boni Yayi, and his Nigerien counterpart, Issoufou Mahamadou, saw this for themselves when they visited the Benin section on 4 September. During his visit, President Issoufou Mahamadou noted that the project had made significant headway on the Nigerien side, with the ongoing construction of the 149-kilometre Niamey-Dosso section.
The opening ceremony for the Niamey-Dosso section is scheduled for 18 December. “Our aim is to complete this line before 18 December, a date which marks the 56th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Niger. And I promised my compatriots that as part of the process of devolving this celebration, I would travel to Dosso by train”, said the Nigerien head of state.