Maputo, Mozambique, 29 Dec – Reconstruction work on the Sena railroad that links the port of Beira, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, to the mining town of Moatize, in Tete province, is just 24 kilometres away from the Moatize terminus, Mozambican daily newspaper, Notícias reported Monday.
Paz Catruza, provincial director for Transport and Communication in Tete, told the newspaper that the train would arrive in Moatize in January, 2010.
He also said that the train stations at Nyamawabue, Sinjale and Doa, in Mutarara district, in the south of the province, and Cambulatsitse, Cateme and Moatize in the central district of Moatize were also undergoing refurbishment.
The provincial director for Transport and Communication in Tete said that as of the first quarter of 2010 the province would start receiving passenger and cargo trains.
Catruza also said that as the Sena railroad went into operation so the wide-scale mining operations would gain pace as of 2011. (macauhub)