Zimbabwe is set to construct transnational railway lines linking the country with Zambia and Mozambique.

The proposed railway lines will run from Lions Den to Kariba right through to Zambia and the Karoi-Mozambique’s Nampula railway line via Mashonaland Central.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Joram Gumbo said the project is one of the mega capital programmes on government plans, adding feasibility studies are to be carried out soon.

A partner to carry out the studies has already been identified, according to Minister Gumbo.

He said soon investors will be sought once the feasibility studies are over.

The Transport Minister said the establishment of the railway lines will likely unlock economic value but the value will only be quantified after the studies.

Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry has pledged its commitment to further develop the Karoi-Siyakobvu-Binga road which is the shortest route between Harare and Victoria Falls.

The route reduces the millage from Harare to Victoria Falls by about 300km compared to the distance covered via Bulawayo.