BR, Transnet finalise plans for P3bn railway

On the move: The Mmamabula-Lephalale link is key for the country’s bulk minerals producers such as Morupule Coal Mine.
On the move: The Mmamabula-Lephalale link is key for the country’s bulk minerals producers such as Morupule Coal Mine.

Botswana Railways and Transnet have approached the market for the funding and development of the P3 billion Mmamabula-Lephalale line, taking a giant leap towards the long-held ambition of a cross-country railway link for bulk minerals.

The Mmamabula-Lephalale railway line has been in the works since at least 2011 and the delay in its construction has frustrated developers along the country’s eastern coalfields.

The link, which will run for about 113 kilometres from Mmamabula to Lephalale in Limpopo, will provide a more direct, high-capacity route for coal and other bulk commodities to the sea, through both Richard's Bay and Mozambique.

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