Rebuilding of railroads in Angola 75 pct finished

17 September 2007

Luanda, Angola, 17 Sept – Reconstruction work on the Angolan railroad system is more than 75 percent concluded, according to figures from the country’s Public Works ministry cited by newspaper Jornal de Angola.

ON the route between Luanda and Malanje, the paper said that 80 percent of the foundations for setting the sleepers had been built and that the 140-kilometer stretch from Baya to Dondo was ready to be used.

Work on the Benguela railroad were moving ahead at a good pace, the paper said.

Stretching over a little more than 1,300 kilometers, the railroad linking Benguela to Moxico is undergoing a process of de-mining over 408 kilometers.

of the three lines that make up the country’s rail system, the Benguela railroad, the rebuilding of which requires several tunnels to be built, ir the one that is in the worst state of repair.

In order to guarantee rail travel in Angola, eight locomotives, 40 carriages and 500 wagons have been purchased and are due to arrive in stages. (macauhub)