Railroad link between Angola and Zambia due to be finished soon

17 September 2012

The rail link between Angola and Zambia is due to be concluded soon, the director of the Angola National Railway Institute (INCFA), Júlio Bango Joaquim said Friday in the city of Lubango.

On the sidelines of the closing ceremony of a seminar on the Moçâmedes Railroad ore transport project, Joaquim said that the link between Angola and Zambia, via the Benguela Railroad (CFB) was a priority to boost development between the two countries.

“At the moment we have three lines and the idea is to keep the link between Angola and its neighbours and make it easier to set up a network that will become regional rail grid,” he said cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

Joaquim also said that the Transport Ministry had a plan for electrical trains to start circulating, but added that its execution depended on improving the quality of the electricity that is currently available in the country. (macauhub)