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SOUTH AFRICA: The Alstom Ubunye joint venture’s modernised factory in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg was officially inaugurated on October 17, in the presence of Premier of Gauteng province David Makhura and the French Ambassador.
KENYA: The next 120 km section of the Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway was formally inaugurated by President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 16.
EGYPT: Two prototype third class coaches for Egyptian National Railways were unveiled when Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir visited Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in Russia on October 4.
ANGOLA: A ceremony at Lobito’s main station on October 3 marked the final handover of the Benguela Railway to the government from construction company China Railway 20 Bureau Group.
EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has invited expressions of interest in the supply of up to 100 diesel-electric locomotives for use on long-distance passenger services, with tendering expected to get underway by the end of the year.
AFRICA: The Grain Marketing Board of Zimbabwe has awarded Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority, Zambia Railways Ltd and National Railways of Zimbabwe a contract to transport 17 000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to Bulawayo.