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"Tren de la Libertad / Freedom Train ( Part 1 )" Zambia Transportation Tip by elpariente

Zambia Transportation: 31 reviews and 31 photos


Este tren viaja dos veces por semana de Zambia a Tanzania y vicebersa y tarda oficialmente 48 horas en hacer este recorrrido
Aquí hablaremos un poco de su historia y en otros "tips " iremos dando más detalles del viaje
Zambia sin salida al mar estaba preocupada porque sus vecinos tiene el control del transporte por ferrocaril ( Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mozambique ) , lo que la hace muy vulnerable con sus exportaciones que se generan principalmente en su cinturón del cobre
Kenneth Kaunda and Julius Nyerere unieron sus esfuerzos para crear un ferrocarril que uniera ambos paises pero no consiguieron soporte financiero del Banco Mundial , Usa , Rusia ...En esos momentos Mao Al frente de la RP China tenía muy buenas relaciones con Tanzania y decidió realizar el mayor proyecto que China había hecho en el exterior y posiblemente uno de los más difíciles pues implicaba cruzar media Africa por sitios completamente inaccesibles hasta ese momento

This train travels twice a week from Zambia to Tanzania and vicebersa and officially takes 48 hours to make this journey
Here we'll talk a little about the history and in other "tips" we will give more details of the trip
Landlocked Zambia was concerned that its neighbors are in control of railway transport (Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mozambique), making it very vulnerable to their exports that are mainly generated in the copper belt
Kenneth Kaunda and Julius Nyerere joined forces to create a railway that would unite the two countries but they did not get financial support from the World Bank, Usa, Russia ...
At that time Mao at the head of the PR China had very good relations with Tanzania and they decided to do the biggest project that China had done overseas and possibly one of the most difficult because it included sites across the center of Africa that had never been accessible until now
This decision troubled many countries because they thought that this support from China could upset the existing political map africa at that time

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  • Written Oct 27, 2010
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