Dodoma — The government said on Friday that it's finalising preparations for the construction of the railway from Isaka through Kabanga to Rusumo and Kigali, in Rwanda.
Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communications Mr Atashasta Nditiye was responding to a question asked in the National Assembly by Mr Constantine Kanyasu (Geita Urban-CCM).
Mr Kanyasu wanted to know when the government will build the railway which will also connect Rwanda and Burundi as absence of the railway and electricity delayed development of Kabanga Nickel project.
"We have already signed a contract for tender preparation in May and the tender for the railway construction will be announced this year," said Mr Nditiye.
The government has already started construction of the standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro (202km) and Morogoro - Makutupora (336km).
The railway will also include Makutupora - Tabora (294km), Tabora - Isaka (133km) and Iaska - Mwanza (254km) which will complete 1,219km.