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Old October 30th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Old October 30th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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China to develop Mali rail links
Thursday, October 30, 2014



THE government of Mali has signed framework agreements worth $US 9.5bn with two Chinese railway civil engineering companies to build a new line to the Guinean port of Conakry and to upgrade the existing railway linking Mali with Senegal

The Chinese companies have been given one year to present detailed preliminary projects to enable Chinese banks to submit financing proposals to the four governments.
If funding can be agreed, China Railway Engineering Corporation will build a $US 8bn 900km railway from Bamako to Conakry. China Railway Construction Corporation will be responsible for upgrading the existing 1230km metre-gauge line linking Koulikoro, Bamako and Kays in Mali and Tambacounda and Dakar in Senegal. This is expected to cost $US 1.5bn.

Mali is keen to end its dependence on gold and exploit iron-ore deposits at Bale 220km to the west of Bamako, which another Chinese company wants to develop along with a steel plant. Mali is also looking to extract bauxite deposits in the same area and at Falea in the southeast.
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Dakar - Bamako upgrade seeks private investors
Wednesday, February 04, 2015



THE African Union (AU) is seeking private investors to support an upgrade of the 1000mm-gauge single track Dakar - Bamako line to improve connectivity and boost trade between Senegal and landlocked Mali

The upgrade entails investment in new track to convert the 1000mm-gauge line to standard gauge, as well as rolling stock, and signalling on the 1128km line. China International Railways, China Railways Corporation Construction and Sahara Mining, India, have expressed interest in financing the project

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China again looking to invest in African infrastructure. Converting an old rail line with non-standard gauge to Standard gauge (possible also ERTMS signalling?).
This time India is looking to join in too.

The giants of Asia are flexing their soft power.
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West Africa have been sadly neglected when it comes to foreign investment in rail infrastructure compared to other parts of Africa. Hopefully this will change now.
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Mali signs $1.5b rail deal with China Railway Construction

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BAMAKO: Mali has signed an agreement with China Railway Construction Corporation to renovate a rail line – linking its capital Bamako to the border with neighbouring Senegal – at a cost of $1.486 billion, the West African nation’s transport minister Malick Kasse said on Saturday.

The project is part of a plan to upgrade the ageing 1,200-km (745-mile) railway between Senegal’s coastal capital Dakar and landlocked Mali.

China Railway Construction penned a similar agreement worth $1.26 billion with Senegal on Thursday.

“Work on the Malian section of the project will include upgrading 644km of rail lines and renovating 22 railway stations,” said Mali’s Minister in Charge of Equipment and Transports Mamadou Hachim Koumare, on the state-owned radio.

“This will allow us to have 100 km per hour passenger trains and freight trains of 80 km per hour. Today passenger trains are not even doing 20 km per hour,” he added.

“Once started, work on the project is expected to last four years,” said Kasse.

China Railway Construction Deputy CEO Wei Wanzheng said they would assist Mali in obtaining the financing.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 27th, 2015.

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