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Oktober 2018. Erste Teilstrecke im Bau

Eine türkische Firma begann die erste Teilstrecke (DSM-Morogoro) der neuen Zentralbahn mit internationaler Spurbreite zu bauen. Ihre elektrisch betriebenen Züge sollen bis zu 160 km/h erreichen. Damit wird die Fahrzeit von DSM nach Morogoro auf eineinhalb Stunden verkürzt. Für die Teilstrecke werden 36.000 t Schienen eines japanischen Herstellers verbaut. Die Beton-Schwellen werden in Tanzania hergestellt. Die Kosten von $ 1,2 Mrd. finanziert die türkische Exim-Bank vor.

Für die nächste Teilstrecke Morogoro-Dodoma (430 km) schloss die Regierung einen Finanzierungsvertrag in Höhe von $ 1,46 Mrd. mit der britischen Standard Chartered Bank Gruppe ab. Der Haushaltsausschuss des Parlaments äußerte Zweifel, ob Tansania genügend elektrische Energie für den Betrieb der Bahn erzeugen könne.

Quelle: https://tansania-information.de/index.php?title=Aktuelles:_Gro%C3%9Fprojekte,_Entwicklungshilfe,_Investitionspolitik_-_10/2018

2018-11-16 Negative balance of payments widens, new BoT report shows

Friday November 16 2018

Dar es Salaam. Increased capital goods imports, mainly related to infrastructure projects and the rise of oil prices in the global market, have continued to widen the balance of payments deficit.

The growing BoP deficit was also partly on account of widening of the current account deficit.

The current account deficit nearly doubled to $2,159.0 million in the year ending September  2018 from $1,192.5 million in the year ending September 2017, largely accounted by increase in imports, particularly transport equipment and building and construction.

The BoT report has said the growing BoP deficit was a result of aggressive imports of capital goods for infrastructure projects including Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), roads and bridges, ports, airports as well as an increase of world market’s fuel price.

https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/Business/Negative-balance-of-payments-widens–new-BoT-/1840414-4855180-wg1pvd/index.html

 

2018-10-04-Mwalimu Nyerere Leadership School

04 Oct, 2018 – 00:10, Raymond Ndhlovu  Correspondent

President John Pombe Magufuli officiated at the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the college with the Head of International Liaison of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Song Tao

THE Mwalimu Nyerere Leadership School is being established in Tanzania to serve southern Africa in honour of the late founding President and former chairperson of the Frontline States.

The leadership college is a joint effort of six liberation movements from sadc, who are now governing parties, and whose countries gained independence with the support of Nyerere and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Liberation Committee that was hosted by the United Republic of Tanzania.   …

The Mwalimu Nyerere Leadership School will offer training in leadership skills and political principles with the aim of strengthening unity and cooperation in liberating African economies. The project will be carried out with Chinese financial support and built over the next two years by the China Railway Jianchang Engineering Company (CRJE) at an estimated cost of $45 million.

2018-09-11-Tanzania to commence construction of SGR

Published : September 11, 2018

https://www.newtimes.co.rw/business/tanzania-commence-construction-sgr

The first such consignment of rails which will be used in the construction of the rail stretch from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro have been imported from Japan.

Tanzania’s SGR project manager Maizo Mgedzi told the Guardian in an interview recently during a visit to the construction site at Soga, in Coast region, that the government was finalizing the rails’ clearance procedure to pave way for their offloading.

He said that unlike the metre gauge railway, the new SGR rails will be of 120 pounds to enable them adequately withstand bulky weight.

Commenting on the progress of the project, he said it was at different stages of development, such as precast girder production, cutting and filling of gaps to make a level surface, and production and supply of concrete sleepers.

According to the manager, the project had reached 22 per cent, noting that at that pace he was optimistic they would meet the deadline.

https://www.newtimes.co.rw/business/tanzania-commence-construction-sgr

2018-01-15 Rwanda, Tanzania agree on joint construction of SGR

https://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/227641

Rwanda, Tanzania agree on joint construction of SGR

By Collins Mwai, Published : January 15, 2018

Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed on joint construction of a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali, a move which will facilitate movement of goods between the two countries.

The agreement was reached following a meeting between President Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli, during the former’s one-day working visit to Dar-es-Salaam, yesterday.

President Magufuli said that they have instructed the Infrastructure ministers of the two countries to meet in the coming week to deliberate on an agreeable financing model.

The meeting between the ministers will, among other aspects, consider the financing models of the project before a tender announcement for the project is issued.

Magufuli said that they expected to break ground for the project within this year.

The railway line is expected to link Dar-es-Salaam and Kigali via Isaka, and expected to improve movement of goods into and out of the country considering that over 60 per cent of Rwanda’s imports and exports go through Tanzania.

Studies conducted by the East African Community (EAC) indicate that the Tanzanian railway route would cost Rwanda about US$800 to $900 million.

The Standard Gauge Railway from the port of Mombasa via Uganda is expected to cost Rwanda close to US$1 billion, initial studies had shown.

Rwanda has maintained that the country intends to implement both routes (via Tanzania and Kenya) to increase efficiency and reduce cost of transport of goods.

 

2018-07-11 Nairobi-based bank to lend Tanzania $400m for SGR railway

Nairobi-based bank to lend Tanzania $400m for SGR railway, gas plant

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, By Benny Mwaipaja @TheCitizenTZ news@thenationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. The Trade and Development Bank (TDB) will give a $400 million soft loan (about Sh900 billion) to Tanzania for the construction of the standard gauge railway (SGR) and a gas power generation project in Kilwa.
This was disclosed in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday by Mr Admassu Tadesse, president of the bank headquartered bin Nairoby, Kenya. …
Mr Tadesse clarified that his bank has allocated $200 million for the construction of the SGR and the same amount for the Kilwa gas power plant in Kilwa Lindi region.

http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/1840340-4657736-1m4vjgz/index.html

2018-03-23 Tanzania begins work on Morogoro-Dodoma SGR project

Friday 23 March 2018

Construction is now underway on the second phase of the 1,219-kilometre Tanzania standard gauge railway, which seeks to connect Dar es Salaam to the port city Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania.

Phase two of the standard gauge railway project will involve construction of a 426 km line from Morogoro to Makutuporo region in Dodoma in a move that is expected to gift Tanzania with its first high-speed railway.

Work is proceeding on the first phase of the project, which involves replacement of the existing century-old Dar es Salaam to Morogoro narrow gauge line with a new standard-gauge railway line.

CK Construction Kenya, http://www.constructionkenya.com/5344/morogoro-dodoma-standard-gauge-railway/

2018-02-13 Tanzania Says Impressed With Progress On Construction of China-Funded Library

13 February 2018

Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Joyce Ndalichako said construction of the state-of-the-art library at the campus has completed 90 percent and the remaining 10 percent will be completed by June this year.

„The facility has met the required academic standards and we hope it will help students to broaden the scope of learning and research,“ the minister said during an inspection tour of the construction site. The 40-million-U.S.-dollar library complex comprises two major structures, one a library and the other housing Confucius Institute, which has been teaching Chinese language and culture at the university.

„The construction of the library is also part of strengthening the bilateral cooperation between the two countries that has existed for many years now,“ Ndalichako said.

Quelle: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802130701.html

2018-03-02 Tanzania awards Turkish firm US 1.92 billion dollars railway deal

Friday, 2 March 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) — The government of Tanzania has awarded a 1.92 billion U.S. dollars contract to a Turkish firm to construct a 336-kilometer standard gauge railway (SGR) line from Morogoro to Makutupora in the east African nation’s political capital Dodoma. …  „The new railway line will have a capacity of transporting 17 million tonnes of cargo each year, with a 35 tonne axle load capacity.

„It will be used by electric trains moving at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour,“ added the statement.  … The Tanzanian government wants the new standard gauge railway to replace the existing narrow gauge railway line built some 112 years ago.

In February this year, the same Yapi Merkezi company was awarded by the government a deal worth 1.22 billion dollars in joint venture with a Portuguese company to build a 300-kilometer SGR line from the port of Dar es Salaam to Morogoro.

The government did not immediately say how it would pay for the cost of building the Morogoro-Makutupora line, but it previously announced that it was constructing the railway section from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro using its own funds.

Speaking at a signing ceremony for the Morogoro-Makutopora rail deal, RAHCO’s acting managing director, Masanja Kadogosa, said the line would be built within 36 months. … …

In total, the government expects to spend 14.2 billion U.S. dollars over the next five years to build a 2,561 kilometers standard gauge railway network connecting the country’s main Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam to eastern and southern Africa’s hinterland.

Quelle: http://www.coastweek.com/4039-Tanzania-awards-Turkish-firm-US-one-point-nine-billion-dollars-railway-deal.htm

2018-01-15 Construction of Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway to start this year

Magufuli: Construction of Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway to start this year. January 15, 2018, by The Citizen Reporter
http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/Magufuli–Construction-of-Isaka-Kigali/1840340-4263448-dcpsjhz/index.html