Tanzania awards $9bn railway construction to Chinese firms

“Tanzania has awarded contracts to build new railway lines worth about $9 billion to Chinese firms, its transport minister said, expanding Beijing’s presence in East Africa’s second-biggest economy.

Transport Minister Samuel Sitta told parliament on Saturday a Chinese consortium had been awarded a contract to build a 2,561 km (1,536 miles) standard gauge railway connecting Dar es Salaam port to land-locked neighbours at a cost of $7.6 billion.”

Source: Transport: Tanzania awards $9bn railway construction to Chinese firms | East & Horn Africa

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