The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Mozambique contracts Systematica for the development of an overall study on existing and potential extensions of Mozambican national railway network. The study has no precedent since Mozambique’s independence in 1975, and due to its complexity, requires the involvement of a number of professionals – planners, geographers, engineers, and economists – and academics.
The scope of the work consists of: a) sector scan and opportunities assessment for Lubombo, Lichinga-Pemba and the new North-South Development Corridors, and; b) pre-feasibility study and business model for the new North-South railway line.
The sector scan and opportunities assessment have the main objective to: assess the current situation in the catchment areas of each Development Corridor; identify on-going and planned anchor projects; identify main investment opportunities and relative clusters; identify the need of investment in transport infrastructure, and; set a list of priority projects up to pre-feasibility stage.
The pre-feasibility and business model are complementary to new North-South railway line’ sector scan and are aimed at: assess existing travel demand; forecast future demands for set time-scenarios; develop a macro-simulation model of the proposed railway network; propose the most feasible alignment for the new railway line, and; verify technical and financial feasibility for the proposed alignment.
Systematica, together with the appointed Consortium of professionals and academics, develops a portfolio of proposals for the three Development Corridors and a phase-based development for the new North-South rail line.
All proposals are strictly intertwined with the agriculture and tourism sectors, since the overall objective of the assignment is to harmonize the major projects with potential investment agriculture, agro-industry, processing of natural resources, tourism, and services.
Image beside: Existing Railway Network in Mozambique (CFM Sul, Centro, Norte)