US-Canada rail project to get approval

US president Donald Trump has tweeted that he expects to issue a permit for a rail line connecting Alaska and Canada.

The C$22bn / US$16.44bn cross-border rail project will connect the state of Alaska and the Canadian province of Alberta.

According to a CBC report, the 2,570km-long project involves the construction of a new rail line from Fort McMurray in Alberta to the Delta Junction in Alaska passing through the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Once complete, the project will support the transportation of oil, potash, ore and other container goods. The line can also be used to enable cross-border passenger services.

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