Mozambique creates conditions to transport coal

12 February 2015

The government of Mozambique is creating the conditions needed to ensure that mining companies can transport coal mined in the Moatize coal basin, in the central province of Tete, the Minister of Transport and Communications said Wednesday in Maputo.

Minister Carlos Mesquita gave assurances that the government had established conditions for companies to set themselves up in Mozambique, either through legislation or through concessions, thus responding to complaints from mining companies about lack of access roads for transporting coal as one of the biggest barriers to business.

At the end of a visit to state port and railway company CFM, Mesquita said work to increase the transport capacity of the Sena railway line between Moatize and the port of Beira, were almost completed.

Cited by Mozambican news agency AIM the minister gave assurances that the government was doing its duty, having met with mining companies in currently operation, and that Mozambique cannot “be blamed for the fact that the world coal price is falling.” (macauhub/MZ)