African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted Tanzania Central Corridor with KES 239 million (USD 2.6 million to finance the project‘s design and feasibility studies. The rail-road network corridor runs from the Port of Dar es salaam to Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.
The grant will be used to pay consultants undertaking feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs, environment and social impact assessment.
Tanzania plans to capitalise on a long coastline and upgrade existing railways and roads to serve growing economies in the land-locked heart of Africa from Uganda on its north border to Malawi in the south.
In addition, the country intends to expand its Central Railway line to a standard gauge running from Dar es Salaam to Isaka as part of its long term plan.