5 December 2012

Angola: Nation/Namibia Railway Connection in 2013

Lubango — The construction of the railway line connecting Angola and Namibia, through the Moçamedes Railway Company (CFM), may start in 2013, Angop learnt.

This was announced by the chairman of CFM's board, Daniel Paxe, after a visit he paid on Tuesday to the works by the Huila province's deputy secretary of the ruling MPLA party, Vigílio Tyova, as part of the celebrations of the 56th anniversary of the foundation of the Angolan political organisation, on December 10.

He said that the goal is to link the railway companies of Angola and Namibia, thus enabling the normal flow of people and goods, under the regional integration process.

"The Angolan Executive intends to extend its line over 300 kilometres which will link Tchamutete (Huila), Santa Clara (Cunene) that borders with the northern region of Namibia," he said.

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