Namibia and Angola’s railway systems to be linked

7 December 2012

Construction of a 300-kilometre railway branch line linking the Namibian railway system to Angola’s railway system, or more specifically the Moçamedes railway line, is due to begin in the first quarter of 2013, the chairman of the company that manages the line said.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Daniel Quipaxe, chairman of Caminhos de Ferro de Moçâmedes, said that the aim was to link up the two railway systems, allowing for circulation of people and goods between the two countries.

Without giving details of the project, Quipaxe said that the Namibian government had already built the line as far as the border with Angola, where the two systems will be linked.

“On our side, the railway line will be 300 kilometres long and will link Tchamutete (in Huíla province) and Santa Clara (Cunene province), on the border with northern Namibia,” he said. (macauhub)