Rail infrastructure to help iron ore project in West Africa

29 June 2011

Work will begin soon on a transport infrastructure development in order to aid an iron ore project in West Africa.

Sundance Resources has confirmed that it will begin construction of rail networks and a port at its Mbalam iron ore site in Cameroon and Congo by the end of 2011.

This project has recently received interest from Chinese investors, which could give the energy infrastructure in this African region a further boost.

A spokesperson from Sundance Resources said: "Potential partners and a number of Chinese banking institutions recently visited Sundance's operations in Cameroon and Congo to finalise due diligence."

The rail networks will help transport the iron ore from the mines to the Cameroon coast, where it can be shipped out to countries across the world. This will help promote West Africa's importance in trade, as well as improve the region's economy.

A 510-kilometre long rail line will be built from Mbarga in Cameroon to its shoreline and a 70-kilometre railway will be constructed from Nabeba in the Congo.  

Categories: Transport, Energy

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