§ 14. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can give the House any information regarding the construction of the Quillimane-Shire Railway, and the capacity of the harbour of Quillimane for dealing with such shipping as may be expected to frequent that place when it has become the terminus of a railway?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The track has been opened up in the neighbourhood of Quillimane for 34 kilometres. On the main line the track comprising the region between the flats of Nicuadalla and the Licuare, to the extent of 20 kilometres, is being opened up, as well as 28 kilometres on the Inhamacurra branch between the Nicuadalla country and the head of the Inhamacurra Railway. The question of the improvements necessary at the port of Quillimane is, I understand, now engaging the attention of the Portuguese authorities.