Zimbabwe has secured funding to construct a railway line that will link the capital Harare to Kafue in Zambia and ease the congestion on the main highway connecting the two countries, according to Transport Minister Felix Mhona on Tuesday.
Mhona is quoted by the privately run NewsDay as saying the Zimbabwean government had secured “a very good investor willing to partake in the construction of a railway line”, although he did not disclose the identity of the suitor.
"The purpose of the railway line is to decongest the roads and for an easier and cheaper model of transportation,” Mhona was quoted as saying.
He revealed that a feasibility study was in the process of being undertaken for the proposed project.
“The technical team was supposed to come this December but because of COVID-19, we now expect it in the first quarter of 2022."
Chirundu one-stop border post between Zimbabwe and Zambia is one of the busiest entry points in southern Africa, characterised by long queues of trucks trying to cross into either country every day.