Ferro chrome production for export markets at the revived Zimasco is being hindered by the shortage of train wagons.
It emerged during the tour of the country’s largest ferro chrome producer, Zimasco by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Joram Gumbo with adequate wagons to transport their products from Kwekwe to Beira for export to Europe, China and the USA, the company can double production and earn the much needed foreign currency.
Zimasco’s marketing manager Clara Sadomba told the delegation the company is pinning hopes of increasing viability through efficient railway systems.
Zimasco has however finalised an agreement with the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) to improve the transportation of chrome to Mozambique.
The NRZ is also expected to be revived under the DIDG – Transnet consortium deal.
Zimasco has been under provisional judicial management for two years and will be removed from the system by end of this month.