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Mozambique, Malawi sign deal to build railway

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2 NOVEMBER 2020: The governments of Malawi and Mozambique signed, this Saturday, a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a railway line that from next year will be able to link the two countries.

 The project, estimated at approximately US $ 26 million, includes the implementation of a branch line of more than 44 kilometers from the district of Mutarara, in Tete, to the capital of Malawi.

 Speaking at a press conference in Beira, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Janfar Abdulai, said that with the materialization of the project, the volume of cargo handled by Malawi could reach more than 80 million tons per year.

For the Minister of Transport and Public Works of Malawi, Sidik Mia, with the construction of the Mozambique -Malawi railway line, a new page opens for the economic recovery of his country.

It should be noted that Malawi annually receives more than 48 million tons and different cargo, handled from the ports of Beira and Nacala, in the provinces of Sofala and Nampula. (Radio Mozambique Sofala) read original article at https://www.rm.co.mz/rm.co.mz/index.php/component/k2/item/13804-malawi-e-mocambique-assinam-memorando-para-construcao-de-linha-ferrea-que-vai-ligar-os-2-paises.html

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