Mozambique needs new transport infrastructure

14 May 2014

Extracting natural resources in Mozambique, particularly coal, requires the urgent construction of new transport infrastructure, said the chairman of state port and rail manager Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM).

“We have resources such as coal and gas and the country needs to prepare itself and rail and port logistics capacity is one of the big problems that needs to be solved,” noted Victor Gomes, according daily newspaper Notícias.

The chairman of CFM said that the projects underway for the rail and port system in Mozambique were intended to meet this challenge. One example of this is the work underway on the Sena railroad to increase transport capacity from 6.5 million tons to 20 million tons a year.

Victor Gomes also said that it was essential to stick to deadlines, particularly in construction of the railroad between Moatize and Nacala , passing through Malawi, over a distance of 912 kilometres, 228 kilometres of which will be built from scratch and 684 kilometres will be rebuilt.

He also noted the reconstruction and construction work for the facilities at the port of Nacala that was currently being carried out as well as construction of the new oil and gas terminal at the port of Palma, in Cabo Delgado province. (macauhub/MZ)