The railway interconnection between Mozambique and Malawi, whose re-establishment will ensure the connection of the landlocked Malawi with the Port of Beira in central Mozambique, will be completed in 2022, according to a report by Mozambican Information Agency (AIM) on Wednesday.
“The works in Malawi are also ongoing and very soon we will be able to open it. But it is important that the entire population is vigilant to ensure that this railway line is not vandalized,” the AIM report quoted the Secretary of State in Tete province Elisa Zacarias, as saying.
Once facilitating the movement of large volumes of cargo and acting as one of the regional corridors, the railway line stopped functioning in 1986 due to the Mozambican civil war.
The reconstruction began in May this year, which is budgeted at 30 million U.S. dollars, says the report.
So far, 44 kilometers have been built on the Mozambican side and 26 kilometers on the Malawian side, said Elisa.
The project was started in the context of infrastructure development and the promotion of industrialization, two anchor areas for economic integration in the Southern African region, the report says. Enditem