African Energy's Sese coal project will uplift Botswana's status within the coal sector

A Thai construction firm has been chosen to develop the $3 billion railway and port project in Mozambique to boost coal exports.

Bangkok-based Italian-Thai Development will construct the 525 km (325 mile) rail line from Tete province to Macuse in Mozambique's Zambezia province and a port able to handle 25 million tonnes of cargo per year, according to a senior government official.

Twenty one companies, including miner Rio Tinto had bid for the project. Although the government has not yet officially announced the winning bid, Italian-Thai has already been notified that it has won the tender, says the official.

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