Nov 23, 2011
Steering committee, investor unit to guide SA’s high-speed rail projectsBack
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“We have also established an investor unit in the DoT to look at marketing these public-private partnership (PPP) projects.”
He noted that discussions on all four projects — Pretoria to Moloto, Johannesburg to Durban, Johannesburg to Polokwane and Johannesburg to Cape Town — would take place on a country-by-country basis, as Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele noted earlier this year.
The priority for the South African government was to develop the Moloto project, owing to the high number of road deaths along this corridor, added Situma.
Speaking at the Johannesburg rail conference, the company’s international department director Jean-Christophe Rouja said the 195 km, double-track project would link the cities of Kenitra and Tanger. Passengers could then make use of the existing rail system to travel on to Casablanca.
The existing line between Kenitra and Tanger would be used for freight.
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