Sena railroad in Mozambique to be partially re-opened

5 January 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 5 Jan – The Sena railroad in Mozambique is to be partially reopened to train traffic between the end of January and the beginning of February, after around 24 years of inactivity due to the civil war ended in 1992, according to Mozambican daily newspaper, Notícias.

The paper also said that in an initial stage, the trains would only run in a 90 kilometer radius, allowing for the distribution of lime from Muanza to the cement factory at Dondo.

The railroad management company, Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique, Inidan consortium Rites and the railroad’s concession-holder Ircon, have agreed as the railroad’s recovery moves ahead, the trains can start running on the finished stretches of railway line.

Train will only run along the entire 260-kilometer length of the line when the final Sena/Moatize stretch is concluded on may 16, 2009, according to the established plan for the work. (macauhub)

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