Electric Trains to Link Tanzania and Rwanda
Rwanda and Tanzania have dropped the proposed use of diesel engines in favour of electric locomotives for their Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway. The railway from the port of Dar es Salaam to Kigali is expected to cost Rwanda and Tanzania close to U.S.$2.5 billion, according to studies. Tanzania will foot the bill of U.S.$1.3 billion while Rwanda is expected to pay U.S.$1.2 billion.
Daily News, 6 March 2018
THE Government has started screening more than 30 global firms which applied for contracts to supply electric trains to ply the standard gauge railway (SGR) line whose construction… Read more »