Mozambique will this year import 70 train carriages to minimise the problem of passenger transport in the country, the Minister of Transport and Communications said Monday.
In a parliamentary hearing on the Economic and Social Plan, organised by the Committee on Agriculture, Economy and Environment, Minister Carlos Mesquita said purchasing carriages would boost the capacity of trains on the Sena Railroad, linking the port of Beira, the capital of Sofala province, to Moatize, in Tete province.
“The carriages will make it possible to increase the frequency of trains and the number of carriages in each of them,” said the minister.
Mesquita said that this year the government would also import over 300 buses from China, 80 of which would be donated to Mozambique by the Chinese government.
The Economic and Social Plan and the Budget for 2015 are under appreciation by the various working committees of the Mozambican parliament. (macauhub/CN/MZ)