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2021-05-24 Electrical testing begins on Tanzania’s new standard gauge railway

Electrical testing begins on Tanzania’s new standard gauge railway
May 24, 2021
Written byNjiraini Muchira
The first phase of the line will connect Dar es Salaam and Morogoro. TANZANIA has begun testing the electrical systems on the first section of its standard gauge railway (SGR) from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro, the first electrified line in east Africa, following the construction of a transmission line.

Electrical testing begins on Tanzania’s new standard gauge railway

2021-01-09 Tanzania inks $1.3bln railway deal with Chinese firms

Tanzania has signed a $1.3-billion (1-billion-euro) deal with two Chinese companies for building a section of a railway aimed at linking its main port to neighbouring countries.

President John Magufuli and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi oversaw the signing of the contract at an event broadcast live on state television.

The deal involves the fifth section in a 2,561-kilometre (1,600-mile) railway whose construction began in 2017.

2020-05-04 Tanzania set to test its first electric train in July

By CGTN Africa – May 4, 2019. By Special Reporter, Dar es Salaam
Speaking at a historic event to launch the flash butt welding of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) exercise that took place at Soga in Coastal region outside Dar es Salaam, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Eng. Isack Kamwele said first trials for speedy electric train will be conducted in July this year to cover a section of the SGR.
The first 300 km phase running from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro with 6 stations in between will commence its operations in December this year. There will be three passenger trains in phase one at the starting point that will be taking daily round trips between the two cities. Each passenger train is capable of making 9 to 12 trips a day or even more.

2020-02-27 SDR Manager found guilty for money-laundering

SGR manager found guilty of money laundering, fined Sh100 million. Thursday February 27 2020.
Eine Strafe von 100 Millionen tansanische Shilling oder drei Jahre Haft. In der Tasche des  Managers der türkischen Firma Yap Merkez wurden 84.850 $ bei seiner geplanten Ausreise am Flughafen gefunden, über die er einen Nachweis erbringen konnte.