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Ivory Coast to Build Railway to Boost Output From Western Mines

Ivory Coast plans to build a railway linking the west of the country with the port town of San Pedro as it seeks to boost production from nickel and iron mines in the region, Mines and Energy Minister Augustin Comoe said.

“The west is overflowing with nickel, manganese and iron,” he said by phone from Abidjan today. Construction of the railway will begin in 2014 and “we’re looking to transport about 22 million metric tons of minerals” a year, Comoe said.