Govt’s big plans for a railway revolution

Making plans: Molale
Making plans: Molale

Fast-tracking of links to the north, east and west as well as possible private sector involvement in passenger services are part of a railway revolution government is planning for the country. In a wide-ranging interview, Transport and Public Works minister, Eric Molale gives more detail to MBONGENI MGUNI

Mmegi: In recent months, we have the seen the Ministry push forward with railway projects towards the East and West, moving closer towards project development. What is the over-arching goal in securing the construction of these railways?

Molale: This is the second stage; first we did the roads, the ring around the country and exits, east, west north. We are now starting on the railways the goal being that the railways should complement the roads and both should support economic growth, speedy economic growth, not only of Botswana but of the region.

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