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Chipata-Serenje rail deal sealed

GOVERNMENT has signed a US$2.3 billion contract with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for the construction of a 388.8 kilometre railway line from Chipata through Petauke in Eastern Province to Serenje in Central Province.
Speaking during the signing ceremony in Lusaka yesterday, Minister of Transport and Communication Brian Mushimba said the railway line will promote local and international trade once completed.
“This project is meant to enhance regional and international trade through the Nacala Development Corridor with a direct economic stimulus in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique,” he said.READ MORE