The Chipata-Mchinji railway line has brought in 700,000 Kwacha in two months of operation.

The Chipata-Mchinji Railway line has so far generated 700, 000 Kwacha in the months of May and June.

Speaking to Breeze News, Zambia Railways Nacala Director, Vyonsi Manda says the railway line has also transported 3, 270 tonnes of goods in May, against the targeted 2,000 tonnes.

Mr. Manda says that the weight was increased by more than a hundred per cent in June with 13, 871 tonnes of goods being transported.

He however, told Breeze News that the business community in Zambia have not yet taken full advantage of the Nacala corridor.

Mr. Manda says that this may be because a lot of clients are still using the Durban and Beira ports due to long term haulage contracts they may have signed.

He says that most of the goods transported on the route so far, are by Malawian and Mozambican business communities.

And Mr. Manda says that 30 more wagons and one more locomotive is expected in Chipata within the next two weeks in order to enhance their operations.

 

 

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