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Railnet Plans Railway Project Linking Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Infra News - Published on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

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US based Railnet International plans to invest an estimated USD 11 billion in a modern railway line and high speed trains linking Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Railnet CEO Donald Kress said in an interview his railway development and construction company was in talks with governments in the three countries and signed an agreement to start feasibility studies in Zambia. He said “We have a group known as Magcor International and their CEO has arranged financing through a group of investors. Until we have signed a contract with the investors, they have requested to remain anonymous.”

The investment in the project, running from Zambia’s Copperbelt province to the port of Beira in Mozambique via Harare in Zimbabwe includes the cost of locomotives and wagons

Feasibility studies were expected to begin in the next six weeks and would be followed by detailed engineering design for the project on the Zambian side,

Construction was expected to begin in January 2021, Kress said, adding that Railnet would replace the existing system to allow freight trains to travel at 120 km/hour and passenger trains at 160 km/hour.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 01 Apr 2020
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