NORTH – SOUTH CORRIDOR

Project’s Name: North–South Railway Line

Project’s Location: North–South Corridor

Type of Investment: Public and Private

Project Description:

The railway network of Mozambique is 3,115 km long. It is organised in three different sub-networks:1) CFM Norte: North Railway Network; 2) CFM Centro: Central Railway Network, and; 3) CFM Sul: Southern Railway Network.

NS Corridor proposal combines the existing rail infrastructure (CFM Lines), the planned extension lines (SPD – Development Corridors), and new proposed lines. The latter foresees two main sets of new railway lines:

– New Railway Lines with North-South paths, composing the NS Backbone, running from Mocimboa da Praia to Ponta de Techobanine, and;

– New Railway Lines with West-East paths, defined as Rail-Port Links, and aimed at integrating rail and maritime transport since the very first beginning of the implementation of the new NS Railway Corridor.

Project Objective: NS Corridor proposal combines the existing rail infrastructure (CFM Lines), the planned extension lines (SPD – Development Corridors), and new proposed lines.

Beneficiaries:

The country population basically in the rural and peri-urban areas for local transport and personal goods.

Freight for national ports and provincial stations and international demand for export goods linking all ports.

Products and Market:

Freight for at least 140,000,000 tons for national demand by rail and 40,000,000 tons as international demand by rail and considering:

– On the left: CFM Lines, with E-W Paths, linking the main coastal centres with ports to inland regions. In the centre: National Backbone, resulting from SPD Development Corridors and new Development Corridors proposed.

– On the right: Rail-Ports are highlighted, connecting the proposed NS Backbone to existing and planned ports.

Existing and Recommended Public Infraestructures: 

Existing Lines to be connected:

– The northern network is composed by the following lines: Nacala line; Lichinga line, and; Rio Monapo-Lumbo line. The total length of the North Network is 914 km.

– Central network composed by the following lines: Machipanda line, and; Sena line. There are also two other non-operational lines: Dona Ana-Vila Nova Fronteira and Quelimane-Mocuba. If operational, the total extension would be 1,139 km.

– Southern network composed by the following lines: Limpopo line; Goba line, and; Ressano Garcia line. There are also other minor lines with which the total length of the Southern network reaches 1,062 km. In general, 83,8% of the existing lines is currently operational.

Investment: USD in Million

– Basic Scenario = 19,737.77

– Pessimistic Scenario = 23,775.33

– Optimistic Scenario = 15,750.22

Economic & Financial Indicators:

 

North South Corridor Economic Indicators