Project Timeline and Information for the Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)

Two Chinese businesses who recently obtained a contract with the government to develop Tanzania's SGR final phase will build the Tabora to Kigoma section of the project. By 2027, it will reduce the cost of cargo transit within the nation and to its neighbours.

The final 506 km of the railway will be built by the company's China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and China Railway Construction Company (CRCC). The route will connect Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, two nearby landlocked nations, with the port of Dar es Salaam.

President Samia Suluhu stated following the deal-signing ceremony that Tanzania will be better able to utilise its advantageous geographic location to encourage cross-border trade. The agreement increased Tanzania's investment in the SGR to TSh24 trillion (USD 10.04 billion), according to President Samia.

It is projected that the 506-km final phase of the SGR project, which connects Tabora and Kigoma, will be finished in 2026, nine years after the project's beginning.

The Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), which is still under construction, will connect Tanzania to its neighbours Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda and Rwanda.

The new Tanzania SGR is designed to take the place of the outdated, ineffective meter-gauge railway infrastructure and reduce traffic. Additionally, a 40% reduction in freight expenses is anticipated. It is anticipated that each freight train will carry up to 10,000 tonnes, or 500 vehicle loads.

The project is being carried out in five phases, with the first section covering 202 km (Dar es Salaam-Morogoro), the second covering 348 km (Morogoro-Makutopora), the third covering 294 km (Makutopora-Tabora), the fourth covering 130 km (Tabora-Isaka), and the fifth covering 341 km (Isaka-Mwanza).

Posted on : 29 Dec,2022

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