Thai firm to build $3bn coal railway in Mozambique

4 December 2013

Thailand’s largest construction group, Italian-Thai Development, has been selected as preferred bidder for a $3bn railway and port project aimed at boosting Mozambique’s coal exports.

The Bangkok-based company will construct a 525km railway from western Mozambique to a new port on the East coast which it will also build, according to The Africa Report.

This coal mine in the Tete province could experience an increase in exports once the new railway has been built (Credit: Cgreenhaf/Wikimedia)

When completed, the port will be capable of handling 25 million tonnes of cargo per year, according to a transport ministry official who spoke to Reuters.

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