The Sena rail line
linking the coal mines
of Tete province to Beira
 
Maputo, Mozambique — 22 April 2013

Repair work on the Sena railroad in Mozambique, which began in 2011, should be finished this month, according to transport and communications minister Paulo Zucula.

Repair work on the Sena railroad in Mozambique, which began in 2011, should be finished this month, according to transport and communications minister Paulo Zucula.
 
Responsibility for the line was passed to the state port and rail company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Mozambique after the previous contractor, the Indian group Ricon, was removed due to noncompliance with deadlines and specifications, reports Macauhub News Agency. Zucula told parliament here that the repairs were meant to boost the railroad’s capacity to 6Mtpa from the current 4.5Mtpa.

The strategy determined for transport has caused the sector’s contribution to economic development to rise significantly, Zucula said when taking questions on behalf of the government.

He referred to the example of the port of Beira, where dredging now allows 60,000t ships to dock, double the previous tonnage. In Maputo, cargo handled rose from 7.5Mt in 2008 to
15Mt in 2012.

The minister added that the port of Quelimane had been repaired, and that 1,332km of roads had been built or repaired, with similar work done at the airports of Maputo and Vilanculos.

Source: Macauhub News Agency. For more information, click here.