Work to repair and refurbish the Sena railroad in Mozambique, intended to increase its cargo capacity to 20 million tons a year, is due to be finished by the end of 2015, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.
The news agency said that construction work on train crossing points and rail repairs were underway to allow the average speed of the trains on the line to increase.
Work is also underway to expand and modernise the port of Beira to ensure processing of cargo carried along the Sena and Machipanda lines and make it easier to distribute goods to other countries such as Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Passenger transport is another aspect of the modernisation of the Sena line between Beira and Moatize and Beira and Marromeu.
The railway line will also be used to carry limestone, which is a raw material used by the Dondo cement plant, and sugar produced in Marromeu, as well as to make agriculture more dynamic. (macauhub)