Mozambique’s Northern Development Corridor to set up railway training school

24 October 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 Oct – Mozambique’s Northern Development Corridor(CDN), the company that manages the Nacala railroad and port, plans to set up a school to train railway technicians, said Eduardo Boene, the company’s financial director.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, Boene said that the project aimed to respond to a lack of human resources with specific training for the professions of engineer, switchman, driver and manoeuvering operator, amongst others.

Speaking during a meeting on technological innovation, the financial director of CDN noted that, with the potential transport of some of the coal mined at Moatize, Tete, along the Nacala railroad and through the port and a potential increase in handled cargo of 300,000 tone to 1.2 million tons per year, it was necessary to prepare to meet the challenges the company would face.

The governor of the province, Felismino Tocoli, said he was satisfied with the opportunities opened up by the CDN and other institutions operating in the province and said that the Carapira Scool of Arts and Crafts was one of the government’s partners in terms of training for the large companies already operating or preparing to operate in the province. (macauhub)