Construction of North West Railway to commence soon

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Construction of North West Railway to commence soon

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Solwezi, August 1, 2014, ZANIS……. Prospects to construct the first phase of the 1.8 billion US dollar North West railway line to link Northwestern province to the Copperbelt have gained momentum.

This follows the completion of feasibility studies by engineers engaged by North West rail, a company owned by former vice president Enoch Kavindele who is financing the project.

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The engineers who have held meetings with mining companies in Solwezi told Northwestern province permanent secretary Amos Malupenga that the alignment of rail line has already started.

And Mr Kavindele told Mr Malupenga that his company is happy with the response from mining companies about the rail line project.

And Mr. Malupenga told the delegation that government stands ready to support the project adding that the rail line will reduce dependence on roads for transportation of heavy goods.

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