Construction of North-South railroad in Mozambique being considered

14 December 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 14 Dec – The Mozambican Transport and Communications Ministry, Paulo Zucula said that economic feasibility studies for construction of a railroad linking the north and south of the country are underway.

Cited by state radio station Rádio Moçambique, the minister said that, alongside the studies, the government has been contacted parties potentially interested in investing in construction of the railroad.

Zucula gave no date for the start of construction of the railroad and said only that if it came to be it would be used to transport agricultural produce from northern Mozambique to the south.

Given that Mozambique is located between 10 degrees and 26 degrees south, the distance between the north and south of the country is a minimum of 1,805 kilometres. (macauhub)