Rehabilitation Of The Machipanda Line To Start

Rehabilitation Of The Machipanda Line To Start
The railroad linking the Port of Beira to the neighboring country Zimbabwe

CFM has announced that the line linking the Port of Beira to Zimbabwe, passing through the province of Manica will be rehabilitated. Work is due to start in August and will continue through to 2021. It is expected that the rehabilitation will increase the capacity and safety of this particular line. Current speed restriction of 30km per hour, has seen an increase in traffic being carried by road. Rehabilitation of the 318km line, is being funded by CFM and is valued at USD 200 million.

Rehabilitation Of The Machipanda Line To Start
Station of Garuso, along the Line of Machipanda.

According to the CFM website: The Machipanda Line is part of the Beira Development Corridor linking the Port of Beira which consists of a continuous dock of 1 680m, located in the central province of Sofala, 10km from the mouth of the estuary of the river Púngué. From the port of Beira there are two lines with a total length of 964 km: the Sena Line connects the provinces of Sofala and Tete with influence in Manica and Zambézia and with the Republic of Malawi and Zambia and the Great Lakes Region and the Machipanda Line, connecting the Port of Beira with the Republic of Zimbabwe, also serving Botswana, Zambia and the Republic of Congo.

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