Browsing: Morogoro

  • Construction of a 368 KM stretch of standard gauge railway, estimated to cost $1.9 billion signed between Tanzania and Turkish business Yapi Merkezi.
  • Tanzania to allow more Turkish investors to invest in Tanzania aimed at developing national infrastructure. 
  • Tanzania SGR Construction will seek to expand trade relations with Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo

To connect Tanzania to Rwanda and Uganda, as well as Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo through these two countries, the Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is currently being built. The new Tanzania SGR is designed to replace the outdated, inefficient meter-gauge railway system and relieve traffic congestion. Freight expenses are also predicted to drop 40%. Up to 10,000 metric tonnes, or 500 tractor-trailer loads, are planned to be hauled by each freight train.

One of three parts of Tanzania’s 1,219-mile Yapi Merkezi rail line, which is expected to be completed by the …

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, is a railway under construction in Tanzania which was seeded in 2016, linking the country’s strategic regions and neighboring countries including, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the anticipated project with the line length of approximately 1,800 kilometers, intends to revolutionize mobility and distribution of commodities in Tanzania, through replacing the ineffective meter-gauge railway system.

The Turkish (Yapi Merkez)  contractor, is on the clock to bring to life the awaited transportation machine that, might transform Tanzania’s economy (for starters; production, labor supply, and consumption). Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC), the state-owned railway company, oversees a strategic railway network of 2,561 kilometers length, of which is a 112-year-old German colonial transportation remnant. Running from Dar es Salaam (nation’s
business hub) to Kigoma, then having a north-south connection Korogwe to Ruvu. More than USD 1.2 billion has been attached to the project, which …

Towards the June 1st deadline for the use of plastic bags in the country, the government is in talks with 15 industries that manufacture alternative bags to increase production.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, Joseph Kakunda said in his 2019/2020 ministerial estimates speech that the government welcomes new investors to help raise available alternative shopping and wrapping material.

Environment friendly bags can be made from easily available raw materials like cotton and sisal, among others, in like manner as baskets and straw bags of various sorts.

Mufindi Paper Mills is one among industries instructed to produce substantial amounts of paper bags to meet the demand, he said.

The minister asked the legislature to approve Tshs.100.3 billion ($43.6 million) for the financial year whereby Ths.48.8 billion ($21.2 million) meets the recurrent needs while Tshs.51.5 billion ($22.3 million) is used for development purposes.

The government has taken various strategic steps …

Tanzania is set to test its first, maiden, cheaper and very superior own funded electric train. The train is tipped to be one of Africa`s high speed trains with projected speeds of up to 160 mph.

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. Isaac 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 kilometers phase running from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro with 6 stations in between will commence its operations in December this year. This 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 …