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MINISTER OFFICIALLY OPENS 2ND ANNUAL SWAZILAND RAILWAY CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2016

 Figure 1: Minister for Public Works and Transport Pastor Lindiwe Dlamini delivering her speech to officially open the 2nd Annual  Swaziland Railway Conference and Exhibition 2016, held at Royal Villas

Figure 2: The Minister of Public Works and Transport Pastor Lindiwe Dlamini (3rd from Left, Front Row), flanked by Swaziland Railway Board  Chairman Mduduzi Gina, Kholekile Mlangeni-Kodiabor (board member), and Lindiwe Mdawe - Secretary General PMAESA, and Stephenson Ngubane SR CEO (Centre Back Row), among others during the 2nd Annual Swaziland Railway Conference.

 

The Honorable Minister of Public Works and Transport Pastor Lindiwe Dlamini speaking during the launched of the 2nd Annual Swaziland Railway Conference held at The Royal Villas, from the 17th – 18th August 2016. The Minister extended a special thanks to the major sponsor of the Conference European Union (EU) and reassured the EU that the support will go a long way in strengthening the transport sector in Swaziland, particularly rail.

She said the Government of Swaziland will continually invest in infrastructure development because transport is the key enabler of economic development and economic growth. The transport sector has an important role to play in moving commodities to the consumer.

This year’s theme of the conference is “Transformation of the Rail Sector to Realize Economic Growth” The Government underscores that the rail sector has a crucial role to play in the economic development of the country in moving imports and exports to other countries regionally and internationally.

International speakers of the conference participants of the conference include: Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), TUV Rheinland, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI), Southern African Railway Association (SARA), Transnet Freight Rail, and many more. 

Minister's Speech Available below.............ADDRESS BY THE HON. MINISTER FOR PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORT PASTOR LINDIWE DLAMINI IN THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2ND RAILWAY CONFERENCE

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