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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Transport Minister: Rehabilitation Work in Atbara-Port Sudan Railways Line is to be Completed by End of this Month

Khartoum- (Khalda Elyas) Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges Engineer Makawi Mohamed Awad has affirmed that the modernization and rehabilitation work in the main railways line of Atbara-Port Sudan have been completed at the rate of 96.5%, expecting that it would be finalized by the end of the current month.
Presenting the statement of his ministry on its performance for the first quarter of 2017 before the parliament recently, Engineer Awad said a project for  rehabilitation of seven American locomotives have started, expecting that three of them would enter into service next month.
Operations of passenger trains have become regular, the minister said, adding that travelers on trains increased by 8% compared to the same period of last year.