Company steeled to grow into Townsville South Yard
Morogoro – Makutupora standard gauge line awarded
Morocco tests Africa's first high-speed rail line as French FM visits
Africa’s hope to better regional inter-connectivity
Bombardier and Bouygues to sell Gautrain concession stakes
Bearings meet tough specification and tight deadlines
Preferred bidder for Nigerian upgrade
Will Kenya get value for money from its new railway?
FG plans 10 new rail lines
Test running on next Ethiopian line to start in August
State railway infrastructure authority Reli Assets Holding Co has awarded Turkish company Yapı Merkezi a US$1·92bn contract to build the 336 km Morogoro – Makutupora 1 435 mm gauge line. This is the second phase of a proposed 2 200 km standard gauge network which would connect Dar es Salaam with Mwanza on Lake Victoria, Kigali in Rwanda and Musongati in Burundi.
Construction of the first 207 km between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro began in May, following a ceremonial launch by President John Magufuli on April 12. This first phase is being built by a joint venture between Yapı Merkezi and Portugal’s Mota-Engil, with opening planned for October 2019.
Tendering for the second phase began in November 2016. A total of 15 companies submitted bids, but Reli Assets Holding said only Yapı Merkezi met both the financial and technical requirements. Construction is expected to take 36 months.
The second phase will follow a similar alignment to the existing metre gauge route, and will have eight passenger stations and six freight terminals.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2017 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.