Railroad to link Angola to Zambia

9 May 2013

Angola and Zambia are due soon to sign a memorandum of understanding to build a railroad directly linking the mining towns of both countries, Zambian newspaper the Lusaka Times reported.

During a meeting in Lusaka between Angolan transport and communications minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás told his Zambian counterpart Christopher Yaluma that the Angolan government wanted to link the two countries by rail between Shangombo and Ruvungu, in Angola.

According to the Lusaka Times, Christopher Yaluma told Tomás that the rail link was an essential project and that is “should be finished as soon as possible” in order to speed up development of the regions on both sides of the border.

The Angolan minister travelled to Zambia to discuss issues related to transport and communications and returned to Luanda on the same day he met with President Michel Sata. (macauhub)

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