Angola and DRC resume rail links
AfDB backs Namibian rail upgrade
Mozambique's rail sector sees major boost as passengers outstrip available trains
Mozambique has a role to play in Africa’s second railway revolution
Cross-border rail links - the spark to ignite intra-African trade?
Company steeled to grow into Townsville South Yard
Isaka – Kigali electrification proposed
TRC returns as vertical separation ends
Zambia to start forcing miners to move 30% of minerals by rail
Heart-stopping video shows toddler jump onto tracks moments before train arrives
A new Tanzania Railways Corp has been established to bring together railway infrastructure and operations, following a decade of vertical separation, Minister of Construction, Transport & Communications. Prof Makame Mbarawa explained at a ceremony in Dar es Salaam to launch the organisation.
Under the terms of the Tanzania Railway Act approved by the national assembly last September and signed by President John Pombe Magufuli on October 13, the staff and assets of state-owned infrastructure company Reli Assets Holding Co have been merged with those of operating concessionaire Tanzania Railways Ltd to form the new corporation, along with their related debts.
The legislation repeals the previous Railways Act No 4 of 2002, under which ownership of the infrastructure assets had been transferred to RAHCO. A 25-year concession to run the railway was subsequently awarded by then Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission to a 51:49 joint venture between Rites and the Tanzanian government. TRL took over operation of the country’s metre gauge network in October 2007, but Rites withdrew three years later and the contract was cancelled , leaving TRL as a wholly state-owned company.
According to the Act, TRC’s mandate is to ‘provide excellent transport services through the maintenance and operation of railway infrastructure’, as well as overseeing construction of the country’s new 1 435 mm gauge lines. The ministry’s Secretary-General John Kondoro has been named as Chairman of the TRC board of directors, having previously held the same post at TRL. Former RAHCO Chief Executive Masanja Kadogosa has been appointed Executive Director of TRC.
Kadogosa told local media that 'the objectives underlining the decision to establish RAHCO and TRL were not achieved at all'. He believed that merging the two organisations would increase efficiency, as well as simplifying decision-making and enabling TRC to respond more rapidly to a changing transport sector.
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 © 2003-2018 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.