Tanzania selects Turkish contractor to extend its standard gauge railway


Earlier this week, Tanzania signed a $1.9bn contract with Turkish contractor Yapi Merkezi to build a 368km section of standard gauge railway. The project is part of a 1,219km SGR line that Tanzania is building to support regional trade in East Africa by linking Dar es Salaam with the port city of Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria. Two similar lines are already nearing completion.

Under the contract signed this week, Yapi Merkezi will execute the section linking the towns of Makutopora and Tabora in Tanzania’s Masanja Kadogosa region.  

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DP World breaks ground at $1.1bn Ndayane deep-water port in Senegal

On Monday this week, Senegalese President Macky Sall laid the foundation stone for the new $1.13bn Ndayane deep-water port, 50km south of Dakar. The project is led by a joint-venture of DP World of Dubai and the Dakar Port Authority and represents so far the biggest private investment in Senegal. According to DP World, the […]

Dakar gets brand new “TER”, France’s renowned train and coach service

Just after Christmas, President Macky Sall of Senegal inaugurated the long-delayed railway line linking Dakar to the new city of Diamniadio. The new service can transport over 100,000 people across the 36km between Dakar and Diamniadio, and currently counts 14 stations. It will ultimately link Dakar to the Blaise-Diagne International Airport (AIBD) in less than […]

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