AFTER a 34-year hiatus, rail traffic between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola’s Benguela Railway resumed on March 5 when a manganese train crossed the border between Dilolo and Luau bound for the Angolan port of Lobito.
THE first batch of 15 GE Transportation C30 ACi Evolution Series diesel-electric locomotives for Angolan National Railways (INCFA) arrived in Angola on January 11 after completing their sea voyage from the United States.
CANADA’s export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), has agreed to provide Angola with a $US 429.5m loan to finance the purchase of 100 locomotives from General Electric (GE), according to an authorisation granted by presidential order.
ANGOLAN National Railways (INCFA) is planning to begin civil works early next year on a project to construct a second track on part of the Luanda Railway (CFL), which links the capital with Malanje and Dondo.
GE Transportation (GE) has secured a contract from AEnergia to supply 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angolan National Railways (INCFA) to boost railfreight services in the country.
ZAMBIA's new president Mr Edgar Lungu has pledged to prioritise construction of the new 590km line in the northwest of the country that will link with Angola's Benguela Railway.
A CEREMONY was held in Angola on August 13 to mark the completion of a project to rebuild the 1344km Benguela Railway from Luau on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to Lobito on the Atlantic coast.