Thursday, January 16, 2020
East African rail infrastructure plans.
Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in December agreed to build a 6.5-billion-dollar standard-gauge railway (SGR) line connecting the three countries through Tanzania’s ‘Central Corridor’. The agreement aims to expand the scope of a massive planned rail network spanning much of East Africa. However, this project, already over a decade in the making, has faced repeated setbacks, especially in Kenya’s ‘Northern Corridor’.