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Zambia, Tanzania, DRC railway services improve

COMBINED efforts by Zambia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have helped to significantly improvement service delivery amongst the three countries and to reduce theft of cargo in transit.
TAZARA head of public relations Conrad Simuchile said this was revealed when railway companies in the three countries met with Dar es Salaam-based customers and other stakeholders.
TAZARA, which links Zambia and Tanzania, and the National Railways Company of Congo announced that they had posted substantive improvements in their performances, with transit time between Lubumbashi and Dar es Salaam being scaled down from more than 40 days to less than 10 days in the recent past.
“TAZARA alone is moving cargo between Dar es Salaam and New Kapiri Mposhi in five days, on average. With transit times reduced to such low levels, the incidences of theft of cargo have also been eliminated,” Mr Simuchile said.
Mr Simuchile said these improvements are as a result of changes of leadership in both companies and