Works on the Chipata-Mchinji Railway line on the Zambian side have been completed.
Zambia Railways Acting Public Relations Manager Sombe Ng’onga, however, said the restoration works on CEAR Railways in Malawi are still in progress.
Mrs Ng’onga noted that train movements between Chipata and the Port of Nacala will only start working by mid-January 2019, when the works are expected to be completed.
Mrs Ng’onga said this in a statement issued to ZNBC News today.
She explained that Zambia Railways Limited operates the Chipata-Mchinji Railway line on a 24 Kilometre stretch from Chipata and connects to Cear railways in Malawi and CDN railways of Mozambique to port Nacala.
The Chipata-Mchinji rail was first initiated in the early 1970s as a bilateral projectbetween Zambia and Malawi. Construction work started in 1982 only to stall for several decades due to lack of funds.