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The World Bank is to finance the construction of a 27-kilometre railway line between Matola Gare and Albazine railway stations in the Greater Maputo metropolitan area.
In the first phase, US$130 million will be spent on the construction of railway stations, line electrification, training and allocation of electric trains.
Metrobus chairman Amade Camal says the project will integrate with the Metrobus intermodal transport system, making passenger transport in the metropolitan area even more flexible.
The package of measures to improve urban mobility includes the government’s acquisition of around 800 private sector buses since 2016, said Technical Director of Maputo Metropolitan Transport Agency Armando Bembele noting that the allocation of resources includes driver and fleet manager training.
Bembele says the acquisition of new buses has already significantly improved the transport situation as regards both people and goods, particularly in provincial capitals.Source: Rádio Moçambique