The railway between the cities of Namibe and Lubango in Angola is due to start operating again on 30 August, the chairman of the board of the Moçâmedes Railroad, Daniel Quipaxe said.
Quipaxe said that opening up this section of the road would happen ahead of the re-opening of the 906 kilometres of railroad linking the city of Namibe to Kuando Kubango via Huíla.
Quipaxe said that 98 percent of the work on the Namibe Lubango section had been finished, specifically 56 stations along the route.
Rebuilding work on the railroad was re-launched in 2009 by a Chinese company. Funding of US$1 billion for the project was provided by a credit line from China.
The train linking Namibe to Lubango will have 20 passenger carriages and 87 cargo trucks. (macauhub)