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The Ports and Railways Company of Mozambique (CFM) has completed the renovation of two bridges on the Ressano Garcia railway line, providing greater security in the transportation of people and goods.
The Ressano line is strategic for the connection between the Port of Maputo and the border district of Moamba and neighbouring South Africa.
Visiting the works, carried out within the framework of the company’s Triennial Strategic Plan, CFM Board of Directors president Miguel Matabel expressed satisfaction.
The completion of the two bridges will allow larger locomotives to use the line, contributing to greater cargo volumes.
The CFM is committed to recapturing much of the merchandise that is now transported by road, often contributing to accidents and excessive wear and tear on the country’s highways.
Very recently the company inaugurated five new high-power locomotives and a first batch of the 300 wagons that will boost cargo transport to and from Maputo Port.
The two bridges, whose refurbishment required line closures, can now support trains crossing in both directions at once, and cost just over US$4 million.
In order to connect the lines to the two bridges, the company had to take advantage of the so-called “shutdown” period, where there is scheduled maintenance on the three lines of the southern part of the rail system, namely Limpopo, Goba and Ressano Garcia.Source: AIM Moçambique