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South Africa's Transnet in talks to construct coal line link to Botswana

Coal News - Published on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

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Reuters quoted South Africa's state owned logistics company Transnet as saying that it was in talks to construct a heavy haul railway line to export some of Botswana's 212 billion tonnes of coal reserves. The agreement to construct the link will with Botswana Railways will see up to 80 million tonnes of coal transported annually from Botswana for export and domestic use. Coal will be transported for export via South Africa'sRichards Bay port and the port of Maputo in Mozambique.

Transnet said its ongoing railways expansion in South Africa would be linked to the new rail network to Botswana. Botswana's first privately owned coal mine, which is estimated to hold 390 million tonnes of coal reserves, said last week it could produce its first saleable coal in March.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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