In a bid to shed light on the pivotal role of rail and port infrastructure, the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and the Mozambique Railways Company (CFM) are hosting from Yesterday to September 1st, a unique series of conversations.
The groundbreaking event, titled “Cycle of Conversations about Rail-Port Infrastructure”, offers insights into various dimensions of these critical transportation networks.
The inaugural conversation kick-started at the prestigious Maputo Port Gallery with a discourse centered around the intriguing journey of the concession model for the Maputo Port. The spotlight was on Dra. Luísa Diogo, who served as the Prime Minister during the port’s concession to MPDC in 2003. Other panelists including Alberto Elias, former director of Maputo Port, and other industry luminaries including Nelson Saúde, Kristina Abudo, and Alex van Niekerk, contributed their perspectives to what rapidly became an insightful conversation.
One of the features setting the event apart is its innovative approach to its location, with each discussion being held at a different venue. The choice is allowing attendees to dive into the multifaceted aspects of the century-old rail-port infrastructure. The discussions are well curated ranging from exploring the social legacy of the port and railways to contemplating the environmental responsibilities associated with the port. The series will conclude with a thought-provoking conversation envisioning the future of a rail-port city, hosted at the CFM Machine House.
Modern technology ensures global accessibility to these conversations, as CFM and MPDC are broadcasting the entire event online via their social media channels. This forward-thinking move aims to engage a wide audience, from industry experts to the general public, fostering a deeper understanding of the significance of rail and port infrastructure.
The “Cycle of Conversations about Rail-Port Infrastructure” stands as a testament to Mozambique’s commitment to exploring the historical, socio-economic, and environmental dimensions of its rail and port infrastructure.
As this innovative event unfolds, it offers an invaluable opportunity for attendees to gain a profound perspective on the evolution and potential of these critical transportation networks.