||    4 February 2013 @ 00:00
Unreliable Zesco says it has capacity to power Clive Chirwa’s experiments on electric tains

ZESCO Limited and Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Station say they are ready to supply power to Zambia Railway Limited (ZRL)’s so-called ambitious revitalisation programme of US$1.5 billion that will see the introduction of an electric train.

ZRL chief executive officer Clive Chirwa said the company has developed a three and half years’ business plan to modernise its network from Chingola to Livingstone that includes construction of a new railway line to cater for the electric train.

Professor Chirwa said there is needed to re-design the country’s railway system to meet the needs of the 21st century.

He said this at the Engineering Institute of Zambia, Akapelwa public lecture on the topic, Your contribution to the reconstruction of Zambia Railways as a Nucleus for National Industrial Revolution.

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