You CAN finance new railways or upgrades in emerging nations with private funds — if you do it right

It’s a common misconception among investors that less-developed countries can’t build out railways unless there is an international “donor” for the funding.

However, the attached report suggests that if you engage shippers — like coal and ore companies — as part of the railway project funding effort, you CAN finance the construction project without depending on outside “charity.”

Take a look at this Executive Summary of my West Africa railway feasibility study: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Rail Feasibility Report to UEMOA-Final

There is also a French version of this report available. Email me for that version.

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