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May

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Central Corridor trade barriers to crumble

On March 25, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete hosted his counterparts from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and DR Congo at the first ever Central Corridor Presidential roundtable and investor forum in Dar es-Salaam. Kenya attended as an observer. A number of resolutions were passed by the leaders, including the resolution to cooperate on funding Central Corridor Infrastructure

16
Apr

0

Sh1 trillion plan for Dar Port upgrade

Dar Port will  undergo a $596 million (about Sh1.1 trillion) upgrade during the next few years as the government seeks to go abreast with the increase in traffic passing through the country’s major gateway. The World Bank, the UK’s Department for International Development and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) will inject a total of $596 million.

02
Apr

0

Central Line boost as new wagons launched

THE central railway line route from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza and Kigoma got a new lease of life following the launch of modern passenger wagons that started operations on Wednesday. The wagons, dressed in red and white colours, were received with excitement by government officials and passengers yesterday, as they started the Dar es

30
Mar

0

TPA pledges to modernise Dar Port

TANZANIA Ports Authority (TPA) management has pledged to modernise and make Dar es Salaam Port more competitive, to effectively serve countries in the East, Central and Southern Africa. The Authority’s Acting Director General, Mr Awadh Massawe, made the promise in Dar es Salaam just after the visit of presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Paul

30
Mar

0

Super transit line work due June

CONSTRUCTION of the 2,561-kilometre standard gauge railway that will ease transportation of goods from Dar es Salaam port to Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is scheduled to start on June 30, this year. The 14 trillion/- Central Corridor project will be accomplished within five years. This revelation comes nearly three days

27
Mar

0

CENTRAL CORRIDOR FORUM: Kagame pleased with port reforms

Dar es Salaam. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has commended the recent performance of the Dar es Salaam Port saying if such good reforms continue, Rwanda will keep on using the Dar es Salaam Port. He said that when the Dar es Salaam Port performs well, his country benefits, something which attracts Rwanda to contune

27
Mar

0

… Now is time to act – Kagame

RWANDA President Paul Kagame has urged countries that make up the eastern and central corridor to implement infrastructure construction projects that connect from the Indian Ocean to the central. He said the idea was touted sometime back and that it was now time to act. President Kagame said when opening a forum for industrialists and

27
Mar

0

Kikwete for faster regional development

  PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has urged investors to use existing opportunities to inject funds into infrastructure development projects across the region. Mr Kikwete’s call, which was echoed by other heads of state in East and Central African countries, was made on Thursday in Dar es Salaam during an investors’ roundtable. In his impassioned call, President

26
Mar

0

Heads of States to Unlock Economic Potential on the Central Corridor

East and Central Africa’s leaders pledged yesterday to use the Central Transport Corridor to unlock the region’s socio-economic potential. They said the move would herald the beginning of new way of doing things—which should lead to prosperity through reduced cost of doing business. In this scheme, the transport charges would be cut by half and

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