Malawi - Fuel Train Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two...

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Nacala Rail and Port Value Addition Project, Malawi

The Republic of Malawi has received a grant from the African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance to finance a technical assistance project and has extended a request...

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Malawi requests expression of interest – rehabilitation of flood-damaged track

The government of the republic of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank to support the Malawi Floods Emergency Recovery Project (MFERP), and intends to direct some of this funding into...

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Malawi rail: unlocking trade

Former President of Malawi Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika wanted sound economic activities which could help boost the economy, and aimed to strengthen rail transport between Malawi and its neighbouring...

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VALE'S NEW LINE THROUGH MALAWI

Paul Ash writes: “Think of this: by the end of 2015, when Vale's new line from the Moatize coalfield across the bottom of Malawi to Liwonde and into Mozambique is complete, you are looking at a...

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TWO MORE LOCOS FOR MALAWI

Central East African Railways (CEAR) in Malawi have taken delivery of a further two locomotives. General Electric supplied these U20C 2,000hp diesel-electrics more than forty years ago to the South...

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HIV SREAD BLAMED ON RAILWAY

Railway construction between Mozambique and Malawi is being blamed for the spread of the HIV virus. Allegedly workers on the line tempt local girls with money as a result of which there are increasing...

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MALAWI GOVERNMENT TO REVAMP RAIL

In its 2014-2019 manifesto, Malawi's ruling People's Party places strong emphasis on rehabilitating and expanding the country's railway and related infrastructure across the country. The Malawi News...

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ADDITIONAL ROLLING STOCK FOR MALAWI

Central East African Railways (CEAR), which operates the Malawi state rail system, has purchased five locomotives from South Africa. Currently undergoing extensive refurbishment by Transnet...

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PORTUGUESE GROUP TO BUILD LINE IN MALAWI

The new connecting line of about 145km to Blantyre in Malawi from a point some 50km east of Moatize in Mozambique is to be built by Portuguese group Mota-Engil. The contract funded by the Brazilian...

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