NRZ secures 31 wagons from China

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) will this month commission 31 wagons secured from China at a cost of $2,9 million as part of efforts to boost its carrying capacity. NRZ acting public relations officer Martin Banda, said the wagons have already arrived in Durban, South Africa. Banda said the wagons were supported by a dual breaking system, making them ideal to transport exports. He, however, said the wagons were a drop in the ocean as the parastatal needed more than 3 000 to restore its operational capacity. Currently, NRZ has less than 3 500 wagons compared to 9 000 it had a few years ago. Banda said in the short period, they needed to buy over 200 new wagons and refurbish over 600 to enable NRZ to break even

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