Brazilian mining company Vale starts reconstruction work on railway in Niassa, Mozambique

7 May 2013

Work to rebuild the railway line between the cities of Lichinga and Cuamba stretching over 268 kilometre, is due to begin this month, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, citing members of a technical team of mining company Vale Moçambique.

At an audience with the provincial governor of Niassa, David Malizane, who is responsible for the technical team said that funding of US$48 million for the different phases of the project, including repairing the line and stations and buying engines and carriages.

The work will take 25 months due to the complexity of the work as two sections of the route will have to be entirely rebuilt and staff will need to be trained to operate the line in the future.

As well as the Lichinga-Cuamba line, in Niassa province, Vale Moçambique will also re-launch the operation of the section between Cuamba and Entre-Lagos, on the Tete-Malawi-Nacala line in Nampula province. (macauhub)