Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa connected by railways

30 October 2014

The Mozambique government is examining the possibility of building a railway linking the country to the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal, passing through Swaziland, said the director of the National Institute of Tourism (Inatur).

During the East3Route initiative, which since Sunday has brought together in Durban nearly 300 participants from four countries – South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and the Seychelles – Hiuane Abacar said, on behalf of Mozambique, that conditions were in place to carry out the project in the near future, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

“The country is ready to start the discussion to carry out this initiative,” said Abacar, adding “this is a project that because of its economic importance, will merit attention from the government of Mozambique and involvement in its execution.”

The East3Route is an annual initiative to promote the region that includes the southern part of Mozambique, the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal, Swaziland and the Seychelles as a single tourist destination, and the idea behind the creation of conditions for development of infrastructure and improvement of living conditions of the communities in tourist areas.(macauhub/MZ)