175 km of Mozambique’s Sena Railway already rebuilt

2 August 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 Aug – Some 175 kilometers of Mozambique’s 652-kilometer-long Sena Railway have already been totally rebuilt by construction teams, media have reported.

Joaquim Verissimo, director of ports and railways in central Mozambique, cited Wednesday by Noticias newspaper, said the Sena line would reopen by December between the stations of Dondo and Marromeu over a 265 kilometer section of track.

The Mozambican government recently gave a favorable assessment of progress on the Sena Railway reconstruction project, saying the work was scheduled for completion in May, 2009.

Verissimo said the numbers of track gangs working on the line had been doubled to speed up the project, which currently employs more than 1,000 workers.

The reconstruction of the Sena Railway, which extends to the Moatize coalfield in Tete province, is having a positive impact on the quality of life of communities in the Zambezi Valley, particularly the districts of Muanza, Cheringoma and Marromeu. (macauhub)