EGYPT GOVT. SAYS PLAN RAILWAY TO REACH LIBYA AND SUDAN

EGYPT GOVT. SAYS PLAN RAILWAY TO REACH LIBYA AND SUDAN

Egypt government has announced that the railway construction lines will be extended to reach the Sudanese city of Wadi Halfa, and to extend a line in the north to Libya’s Benghazi.

Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir said the government has decided on “a number rail transport projects that could be carried

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OVER 3500 TRADERS LEFT WITHOUT A JOB AFTER RAILWAY DEMOLITION IN KENYA

OVER 3500 TRADERS LEFT WITHOUT A JOB AFTER RAILWAY DEMOLITION IN KENYA

The demolition of all buildings on Kenya Railways land along Geoffrey Kamau Way has seen trader lose their jobs.

Nairobi-Nakuru-Kisumu medium meter gauge railway and the Sh160 billion expansion of the Limuru-Nakuru road is expected to pass through the demolished building.

The project which will starts at Lironi all the

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DAR-MORO SGR CONSTRUCTION PACE COMMENDED IN TANZANIA

DAR-MORO SGR CONSTRUCTION PACE COMMENDED IN TANZANIA

The construction of Dar es Salaam – Morogoro Standard Gauge Railway (Dar-Moro SGR) project has been hailed by the nation Prime Minister after implementation reached 87%.

Speaking during a site tour, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the government was devoted to strengthening railway, air, water and road transport infrastructures to

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TRAIN SERVICE STILL SUSPENDED IN NIGERIA

TRAIN SERVICE STILL SUSPENDED IN NIGERIA

Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has revealed that the national train service is still suspended because there are concerns that passengers will not obey all protocols that are being developed.

Speaking to the media, NRC Managing Director, Mr. Fidet Okhiria said it is easy to comply with the protocols in air

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KENYA’S STANDARD GUAGE RAILWAY CONTRACT DECLARED ILLEGAL BY COURT

KENYA’S STANDARD GUAGE RAILWAY CONTRACT DECLARED ILLEGAL BY COURT

Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway, a multibillion-dollar Chinese-funded Belt and Road Initiative project is facing serious setbacks that could damage international relations between China and Kenya. On Friday, a Kenyan appellate court declared the rail contract between Kenya and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) illegal.

Kenyan activist Okiya Omtatah

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GHANA GOVT. TO ORDER 35 TRAINS IN JUNE

GHANA GOVT. TO ORDER 35 TRAINS IN JUNE

Ghana Government though the ministry of Railway has announced plans to order 35 trains to the nation.

Minister of Railway development, Joe Ghartey made the statement during a Port’s interactive programme on national television. According to Ghartey, about US$130m has been approve to purchasd the trains from a company in

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COVID-19 SLOWING DOWN CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY IN NIGERIA

COVID-19 SLOWING DOWN CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria Government say the novel virus is seriously affecting the completion of the railway project across the nation.

Speaking to the Media, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed worry due to the slow pace of the project.

Ameachi says if not for the shutdown, passengers could move from Lagos

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IVORY COAST SIGNS NEW ADDENDUM FOR USD 1.5 BILLION RAIL PROJECT

IVORY COAST SIGNS NEW ADDENDUM FOR USD 1.5 BILLION RAIL PROJECT

Ivory Coast has signed an addendum approving the technical and financial offer for the Abidjan rail transport company.

The addendum which was signed by Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Emmanuel Macron, President of France, confirms the route of the future Line 1 of

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TANZANIA, KENYA AND UGANDA ARE REVAMPING THEIR OLD RAILWAYS

TANZANIA, KENYA AND UGANDA ARE REVAMPING THEIR OLD RAILWAYS

Why are they going back to their old railways after their agreement and ambitious plans for East Africa’s Standard Gauge Railway network.

In August 2013 the Presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda signed a Tripartite Agreement; for the development and operation of a 1,500km-long joint Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) system; …

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RUIRU-NAIROBI ROUTE GETS 40 COACHES FOR RAILWAY

RUIRU-NAIROBI ROUTE GETS 40 COACHES FOR RAILWAY

Kenya Railway added 40 coaches to Ruiru-Nairobi route to ease congestion and reduce travel time

Kenya Railways has added 40 coaches to Ruiru-Nairobi route. This 40 coaches will ease congestion on the Thika superhighway and drastically reduce travel times for workers.

Kenya Railway Managing Director Philip Mainga said “This is …

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UGANDA TO SPEND US$205M ON RESTORATION OF OLD RAILWAY

UGANDA TO SPEND US$205M ON RESTORATION OF OLD RAILWAY

Uganda plans to invest  US$205 million to restore railway linking Kampala to Malaba.

Uganda government is making plans to restore its old railways. The plans is to invest  US$205 million (about Shs 768 billion) in the railway that will link Kampala to Malaba.

The plan upgrade will help boost monthly …

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CONSTRUCTION OF ISAKA-RUSUMO RAILWAY SET TO KICK-OFF IN TANZANIA

CONSTRUCTION OF ISAKA-RUSUMO RAILWAY SET TO KICK-OFF IN TANZANIA

Tanzania government finalise plans for the construction of isaka-rusumo railway project.

Preparation process for the construction of isaka-rusumo railway is finally complete in Tanzania. The railway which will move from Isaka through Kabanga to Rusumo and Kigali in Rwanda. It will also help both nations strengthen its transportation of good …

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TRANSNET INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS AGREES ON DEAL TO TRANSFORM GHANA’S RAILWAY SYSTEM.

TRANSNET INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS AGREES ON DEAL TO TRANSFORM GHANA’S RAILWAY SYSTEM.

South Africa’s Transnet International Holdings agrees on the deal to transform Ghana’s railway transportation system.

Transnet International Holdings plans to supply 110 wagons to Ghana Railway Company Limited by the end of 2018. This plan will give improve this sector of transportation in Ghana.

The deal includes the supply of …

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CHINESE FIRM BAGS US$6.7BILLION RAILWAY CONTRACT IN NIGERIA

CHINESE FIRM BAGS US$6.7BILLION RAILWAY CONTRACT IN NIGERIA

Chinese firm CCECC gets railway contract in Nigeria.

Chinese firm China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) won the contract for the railway project. The project will also help link lagos and kano state in the nation. It will also help the Ibadan-Kaduna segment of the Lagos-Kano rail line.

Minister of …

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NIGERIA SIGN RAIL CONCESSION AGREEMENT IN WASHINGTON DC

NIGERIA SIGN RAIL CONCESSION AGREEMENT IN WASHINGTON DC

Nigeria signs railway concession agreement with General Electric.

Nigeria Government have just signed a railway concession agreement with an international consortium led by General Electric (GE). The agreement signing in Washington D.C. is for the interim phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. The consortium comprises of four companies  SinoHydro, …

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STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AGREED BY TANZANIA AND RWANDA

STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AGREED BY TANZANIA AND RWANDA

Tanzania and Rwanda to combined in the construction of a railway that will cost between US$800 to $900 million when completed.

The construction of the project which is expected to start from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali in Rwanda was put into motion after Rwandan President Paul Kagame toured Tanzania …

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CHIREDZI RAILWAY LINE COMMISSIONED IN ZIMBABWE

CHIREDZI RAILWAY LINE COMMISSIONED IN ZIMBABWE

Rehabilitated Railway commissioned in Zimbabwe that will help individuals with low income transport their bulk goods around the country.

The railway line which is a joint venture partnership between the government of Zimbabwe and the European Union is worth US $10m and is 35km-long. The rehabilitated Nandi-Mkwasine railway line in …

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CONSTRUCTION OF LONGEST TUNNEL IN NORTH AFRICA PROGRESSING WELL

CONSTRUCTION OF LONGEST TUNNEL IN NORTH AFRICA PROGRESSING WELL

Good Progress reported on the construction of longest tunnel in North Africa.

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) which is working on Algeria’s Gantas railway tunnel – the longest railway tunnel in North Africa, has officially announced the successful cutting through of the tunnel.

The Chinese firm said that this …

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