Construct Africa’s webinar, Online, June 2024

July 5, 2024

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in Construct Africa’s webinar on the continent’s booming railway industry. The session provided valuable insights from industry experts on a range of topics, including significant infrastructure projects and the need to develop African solutions and harness the power of a young and dynamic workforce and the importance of collaboration. Easy to say not as easy to develop but hopefully new projects such the following will help show the potential of rail in Africa.

Trans-Kalahari Railway: This 1,500 km railway will connect Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Scheduled to begin operation in 2025, it will transport significant cargo like coal and copper, boosting trade within the region.

Ethiopia-Sudan Railway: This 1,522 km project will link the capitals of Ethiopia and Sudan, extending to a port city on the Red Sea. It aims to reduce Ethiopia’s reliance on other ports and strengthen economic ties between the two nations.

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