Billions set aside for ZRL network

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) Company Secretary, Nathaniel Inambao has said once recapitalized, the company will save government on huge expenses in road maintenance by removing all heavy cargo from the roads. Mr. Inambao said the company is going to do this by rehabilitating the railway infrastructure in order to increase train speeds and efficiency. Meanwhile, Mr. Inambao explained that operations were smooth as most of the workers that were in Lusaka are now operating from Kabwe, which is the head quarter.

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) Company Secretary, Nathaniel Inambao has said once recapitalized, the company will save government on huge expenses in road maintenance by removing all heavy cargo from the roads. Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) Company Secretary, Nathaniel Inambao has said once recapitalized, the company will save government on huge expenses in road maintenance by removing all heavy cargo from the roads.

Mr. Inambao said the company is going to do this by rehabilitating the railway infrastructure in order to increase train speeds and efficiency.

Meanwhile, Mr. Inambao explained that operations were smooth as most of the workers that were in Lusaka are now operating from Kabwe, which is the head quarter.

He observed that the initial shift of the head quarters to Lusaka had deprived Kabwe of its economic life line, in this vein, the company intended to improve and spearhead development in Kabwe.

Meanwhile, following the repossession of the Zambia Railways, in September this year, from New Limpopo Bridge Projects Investment Limited, government said it would extend the company’s business and increase fleet.

And during his 2013 budget speech on October 12, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said government had mobilised K642.6 billion to recapitalise the rail network.

Zambia Railways is one of the biggest railway networks in southern Africa and comprises 900km of main-line railways and 300km of branch lines.

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