New rail track between Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe

18 April 2011

A protocol of agreement was signed last Friday between the governments of Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

It concerns the construction of a new rail track between the three countries of southern Africa, reports the Xinhua press agency.

This track will run between Botswana and Zimbabwe, passing through Mozambique. Works are to commence in two years' time.

According to the Mozambican minister for Transport and Communications, Paulo Zucula, this track is of huge importance to the development of the three countries "in all aspects of everyday life".

Elsewhere, in Algeria, Austrian firm Kapsch CarrierCom, in partnership with Anesrif (national agency for investment in railways) is to set up a rail center of excellence.

This center will enable the installation of a high-speed GSM R infrastructure, to standards comparable with those already in force in European countries.

"The high speed GSM-R is the only one able to guarantee rail safety", explained Mr. Kari Kapsch, president of Kapsch CarrierCom, to the newspaper L'Expression.

Category: Transport

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