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SA and Nigeria collaborate on road infrastructure


The African News Agency has reported that the South African Government will be working with stakeholders in Nigeria to develop road infrastructure in that country.


Collaboration will be through the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and was confirmed by Hulisani Makhuvha of the DBSA in Abuja this week.


Speaking on behalf of the DBSA, Makhuvha said that as the two biggest economies in Africa, Nigeria and South Africa need to increase their collaboration and work together to build road networks on the continent.


“We are going to look at possible ways of collaborating within the public–private partnership space, working with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Nigerian government.”


"We will look at opportunities and how we can collaborate with the Nigerian government; our mandate is driven primarily by how much is required to build roads basically,” said Makhuvya.


"So we cannot say upfront that we are coming with investment, we need to first understand and access what projects are out there in the country and how we can participate," he said. 


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