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2022-01-17 SGR Deal Tanzania-Burundi

Tanzania, Burundi sign multimillion-dollar SGR deal

Citizen, Monday January 17 2022

Tanzania on Sunday signed a multimillion-dollar deal with neighbouring Burundi to build a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) linking Gitega to the Indian Ocean.

The planned 282 kilometre SGR railway line will run from Uvinza in Tanzania’s Kigoma region to Gitega in Burundi.

2021-10-08 Tanzania Receive 44 Wagons for Revived Central Line Railway

44 new freight wagons were received at the port of Dar es Salaam for the Tanzania Intermodal and Rail Development Project (TIRP). The TIRP project intends to rehabilitate the meter-gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Isaka (970km) to increase its capacity of carrying freight from 13.5 tonnes axle load to 18.5 axle load. The new carriages will be used to transport cargo from the port of Dar es Salaam to the dry port of Isaka in the Shinyanga region using the old railway that has been upgraded through the TIRP project.

Minister of Works and Transport of Tanzania Prof. Makame Mbarawa, speaking at the event, stressed that the TIRP and the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) projects will strengthen the country’s economy and change the lives of the general population through better and more reliable transport services.

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2021-09-13-SRG Railway completed to 93%

13 September 2021,Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam),

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has expressed satisfaction over the status of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, specifically the Dar es Salaam-Kilosa section in Morogoro Region, whose execution currently stands at 93 per cent.

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.