All aboard for the R133m Kei Rail

The Kei railway project is expected to create more than 29000 jobs in the Eastern Cape and will cost about R133million.

The Kei railway project is expected to create more than 29000 jobs in the Eastern Cape and will cost about R133million.

At the launch yesterday Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe said: "It's been projected that Kei Rail will transport 1,4million metric tonnes of timber a year from the Ugie, Langeni and the Nyibeni areas for the next 30 years which will create thousands of jobs, particularly with the construction of the timber mill."

Kei Rail will revitalise eight lines running from the province to KwaZulu- Natal, Gauteng, Free State and the Northern and Eastern Cape.

Radebe reminded the public that "the success of the project will also depend on local communities who must treat Kei Rail with dignity and pride". - Sapa

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