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Construction Of Kigali-Isaka SGR Line To Commence Soon

Construction of a 571 kilometer long standard gauge railway (SGR) line between Rwanda's capital Kigali and Isaka township in Tanzania will commence in December 2018, reported the East African on October 29, 2018.

According to the report, at the moment the two East African nations are busy identifying appropriate contractor for the project.

The planned SGR line that is to be electrified, will cost $2.5 billion to build, with Rwanda and Tanzania contributing $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion respectively.

Kigali-Isaka SGR line is part of a bigger SGR project that entails construction of a 1219 kilometer long SGR network linking the coastal commercial capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam to the country's city of Mwanza, as well as Kigali from Isaka. Burundi will also be linked to the network

Construction of the SGR network is to be carried out in phases with some phases executed concurrently. Already simultaneous execution of phases 1 and 2 of the SGR network project, involving construction of an electrified 726 kilometer long SGR line from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma in central Tanzania, began in April 2017.

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