Angola, DRC and Zambia soon to be linked by railway
8 October 2010
The Angolan vice-minister for Transport has just announced the government's intention to develop several railway lines to link the different regions of the country and to connect them to neighboring countries.
Joäo Kuvíngua made this statement to the Angop press agency last week, mentioning the renovation works on the railway in Luanda.
He added that in 2011, the government will be renovating the railway in Moçamedes and in 2012, that of Benguela.
"Once the Benguela railway is completed, we will have, for the first time since the war, a connected international network, because we are connected to two neighbors, the DRC and Zambia", he explained.
This project should enable economic activity in the region to be stimulated by facilitating inter-State trade.
In Tunisia, the newspaper La Presse reveals today that 58.7 million dollars have been allocated to the renovation of the road network of the Kef region, in Tunisia, including more than 44 million for the national highway from LeKef-Tunis.