Malawi Railway Plans to Upgrade Rail Infrastructure

Malawi Railway Plans to Upgrade Rail Infrastructure
August 28, 2012 2:10 pm

The Malawian government is planning to invest $528m in rail infrastructure to start operations on the Mchinji-Chipata line.

Funding for the refurbishment project will be provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other financial partners.

Malawi’s principal railway transport officer Justice Mtande told the Zambia Daily Mail that the Mchinji-Chipata railway project will not start until all rehabilitation work is finished.

“Currently, Malawi is investing in deplorable railway infrastructure,” Mtande said. Of the total amount, $8m will be used to improve the ageing railway network, which is very important to Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.

According to Malawi Central African Railways (CEAR) civil engineer Paul Madula, the Mchinji-Chipata railway line will commence operations before the end of 2012. The first cargo on the line is expected to be from Larfage-Malawi Cement, which has agreed to carry 5,600t of clinker, a material used for cement production, twice a week. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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