TANZANIA: The government signed contracts with Turkish firm Yapı Merkezi and Portugal’s Mota-Engil on February 3 for the construction of a new 1 435 mm gauge railway between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro
AFRICA: Meeting in Nairobi on February 2, ministers from Kenya and Uganda agreed a ‘synchronised’ timescale for construction of the 1 435 mm gauge railway planned to link the two countries.
A ceremony was held on Wednesday at a port station in the coastal city of Mombasa, where the locomotives docked on Monday. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, James Macharia, and Chinese envoys attended the ceremony to receive the locomotives manufactured by the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC).
As painfully slow as the integration of Africa’s railway network is, it is the only way to make intra-Africa trade happen, so every little step must be commended. In this case: the tripartite agreement between Tazara, Zambia Railways and Société Nationale Des Chemins De Fer Du Congo Sarl, to formulate strategies…