The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) is confident the new political dispensation in Zimbabwe will reposition the landlocked country as the regional hub for transport networks for the benefit of regional economies.

SARA which is holding its board meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe says it welcomes the country’s new dispensation in Zimbabwe and is bullish of repositioning of the country as a transportation hub to support trade and regional integration.

SARA president Mr Christopher Musonda who stressed the importance of sound infrastructure in improving intra-regional trade said a vibrant rail and road network in Zimbabwe is critical in promoting regional trade.

Legislator and former Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Joram Gumbo reminded regional countries of the significance of sound rail network in increasing export volumes and promoting regional integration.

SARA which is headquartered in Harare was established to, among other objectives, promote cost effective, integrated and predictable railway transport service in the SADC region.