The government of Tanzania has made strategic plans to construct a standard gauge railway line from Dar-es-Salaam to Mwanza, linking central regions up to Burundi via Isaka.
This statement was made by the Prime Minister of Tanzania Mizengo Pinda on an official visit to the UK. He disclosed the news while addressing the Tanzanians living in London. He added that the railway will help curb the frequent costs of repairs made to the existing railway line.
The project would be launched this December and is to be completed in the next four years at a cost of US$7b. Pinda urged the Tanzanians living in the diaspora to embrace investment opportunities in their motherland.
Upon completion, the railway line will have a uniform design specification which will permit smooth transition across the borders and also reduce costs. The line will also limit the number of cargo handlers transporting goods by road, reducing the wear and tear of the roads.