Railway construction deal inked
ANNE ROBI, Daily News, 04 February 2017
THE government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two construction companies from Portugal and Turkey for the construction of a 300 km standard gauge railway line between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro worth 2.2tr/-, whose implementation is expected to commence in the next six weeks.
The railway line to be constructed using electric-infrastructure is set to spend seven-hours from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza cruising at 160 kilometers per hour – the highest compared to the rest in Africa. The train will spend 2 hrs and 30 minutes from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma. The railway-line is designed to carry 17 million tonnes of cargo per year.