Cunene, Angola, to have rail link with Namibia

17 October 2014

A new extension of the Moçamedes Railroad will, in teh mid term, connect the Angolan border area of ​​Santa Clara, in Cunene province, to the neighboring Republic of Namibia, allowing greater flow of trade between the two countries, said the governor of Cunene, António Didalelwa.

According to the governor of Cunene the 987-kilometre railway line will be laid between Namibe, Huila and Kubango, Onjdiva (Cunene) and Santa Clara (Cunene).

Didalelwa said construction of the Ondjiva/Santa Clara section is part of the Cunene Provincial Development Plan, estimated to cost around US$5.5 billion.

With 55 substations, the Moçamedes Railroad, is the second-largest railway in Angola after the Benguela Railroad. (macauhub/AO)