Chinese Firm Conducting Assessments So Zambian Eastern Railwa Work Can Begin

The China Civil Engineering Construction Company is conducting assessments so that work can begin on the nearly 400 km Zambian Eastern Railway. The company has been assessing the environmental impact and financing. It's estimated to cost around 2.26 billion U.S. dollars. If all goes well, the railroad will be operational by next year. It will run from Zambia's eastern town of Chipata to the central town of Serenje. Officials from the construction company say the railroad will bring opportunities and promote economic development. China is also funding and building the larger railway called the Tanzania-Zambia railway, or Tazara