Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba is to meet with North-Western Railway Company chairperson Enoch Kavindele so they can compare notes on the finalisation of modalities for the long-awaited greenfield project, reports the Times of Zambia. Mr Mushimba said the recently signed Statutory Instrument (SI) – which requires 30% of heavy and bulk cargo to me moved by rail – makes it inevitable to improve the country’s railway network. The government was also spending US$50 million on the inter-mine railway to make haulage of cargo easy, he added. Last year in October, the Zambian cabinet approved the proposal for government to acquire 30 per cent shares in North-West Railway Company. The railway line is important as it will resolve the transportation hurdles faced by mining companies in North-Western Province.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 07, 2018 13:30 UTC