China to build $ 2.5 billion rail network between Zim and Mozambique
China plans to build a rail network of more than $ 2.5 billion in southern Africa, the Macauhub news agency said .
According to information relayed by the media, the project Trans-Zambezi will, as its name suggests, allow the creation of a rail network crossing several countries tributary of the Zambezi River. It should therefore link Zimbabwe to Mozambique through Zambia.
Initiated by the company China Railway, the project should allow Harare and Lusaka (and Chinese companies in both countries) easier access to Mozambican ports.
The first phase of the project would consist of a 400 km link between Shamva (Zimbabwe) and Moatize (Mozambique) to extend over 900 km to the port of Nacala. More than 1,700 km should also connect the city of Binga, on the Zimbabwean border, to the Zambian port of Nacala.
Through the construction of this new railway network, like many others currently underway, in East Africa in particular, the authorities of the countries concerned (especially the landlocked ones) hope to boost their commercial sector, not only on the regional plan, but also with other countries in the world. Source: Public