In March 2021, M.R. Technofin signed a contract with the Ministry of Transport and Works, Republic of Namibia to provide consultancy services to develop a feasibility study for the Trans-Zambezi Railway Extension connecting Grootfontein, Rundu and Katima Mulilo.

Funded by the African Development Bank, M.R. Technofin is excited to work with the Namibian government and its neighbouring counterparts to develop this greenfield railway feasibility study with the aim of increasing regional trade. Scoping specifics include:

  • ~750 Km Greenfield railway feasibility study including connectivity to stations, in-land container depots and freight terminals
  • Assessing regional transport infrastructure development plans (railways, ports, roads, etc.) in Zambia, Angola, Botswana and other countries in the region
  • Preparing regional freight traffic assessment and demand forecasts
  • Conducting 4-stage transport demand modelling using a proprietary Freight Transport Management Tool
  • Preparing railway route and multi-modal option study
  • Assessing the financial and economic viability of the line
  • Developing the engineering design for selected rail and multi-modal options inclusive of designs for permanent way, bridges, culverts, stations and workshops
  • Preparing an environmental and social assessment of the route; Developed Operations & Maintenance Plans
  • Preparing drawings of L-Section, plan and General Arrangement Drawings (GADs) of bridges, signalling and telecommunication, train management system, and rail/multi-modal operations
  • Preparing drawings, bill of quantities and cost estimates, Transport Model Report and Feasibility Report
  • Conducted Public-Private Partnership structuring analysis

For more information, please see the article below published in the Namibian Sun.