Tanzania Dar-Moro standard gauge railway construction reaches 42% completion.
The Construction of Tanzania’s biggest standard gauge railway (SGR) is 42% complete according to the government. The Dar-Moro SGR will help connect its main port of Dar es Salaam to its land-locked neighbours. These neighbours include, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
Tanzania Railways Corporation’s (TRC) Executive Director, Masanja Kadogosa said ”So far the construction progress is on the right track. He also said we are optimistic that we are going to finalize the Dar-Morogoro section within the next 10 months. ”
According to him, they have also done a lot of underground work and the main work left is the installation of railway sleepers and fibers. Tanzania plans to spend US$14.2 billion over the next five(5) years to build the 2,561 kilometre-SGR.
The nation has agreed a deal with Turkish and Portuguese firms to construct the Dar es Salaam- Morogoro stretch at Sh2.7 trillion. With the construction set to be complete by November 1, 2019.
Meanwhile, the project will be split into four phases with separate tender been put out to design it. The other constructions will involve Makutupora-Tabora (294km), Tabora-Isaka (133km) and Isaka-Mwanza (248km).