October 05, 2017

Yapi Merkezi wins Tanzanian standard-gauge line contract

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TANZANIA’s Reli Assets Holding Company (Rahco) has awarded a $US 1.9bn contract to Yapi Merkezi, Turkey, to build another section of the new 160km/h standard-gauge railway that will eventually link Dar es Salaam with Mwanza on Lake Victoria, Rwanda and Burundi.

The 336km section runs from Morogoro to Makutupora near Dodoma and will take three years to build. The contract includes the construction of eight passenger stations and six freight terminals.

In February, Yapi Merkezi and Mota-Engil, Portugal, won a $US 1.2bn contract to build the 205km section between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro.

Contracts are expected to be awarded soon for three more sections: Makutupora - Tabora (294km), Tabora - Isaka (133km), and Isaka - Mwanza (248km).

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