Friday, January 27, 2017, Frank Kimboy, The Citizen
Railway project still up for grabs
Dar es Salaam. The government has explained that it is yet to enter into any exclusive deal with any country or company with regard to the funding and implementation of the project to upgrade the Central Railway Line to a standard gauge.
This was revealed yesterday by the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Prof Makame Mbarawa, in an exclusive interview with The Citizen.
Earlier this week, during the visit by Turkey leader Recep Erdogan, President John Magufuli revealed that Ankara has been invited to construct a total of 400km of the infrastructure. Although President Magufuli did not touch on China’s role in the multibillion dollar project, his public imitation of Turkey triggered the assumption that Beijing had been side-lined in the deal.