2016-04-26 China to Cooperate with Tanzania

2016-04-26 China to Cooperate with Tanzania for the Construction of 2,561 km Railways to Rwanda and Burundi

April 26, 2016:   China has agreed to cooperate with Tanzania in the construction of the 2,561 km standard gauge railway connecting the port of Dar es Salaam to Rwanda and Burundi. The project is expected to cost between USD 6.8 bn, with the first phase to involve the construction of a 1,216 km railway connecting Dar es Salaam with Mwanza, on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania, passing by Tabora and Isaka. (…)  The Minister of Works, Transport and Communication of Tanzania, Prof. Makame Mbarawa, indicated that the next step is to announce the tender for the construction of the railway and ask the winners to begin work immediately.