Financial support for Tanzania's rail infrastructure
The World Bank has approved USD 300 million to support the Tanzanian government's effort to create a reliable open access railway infrastructure on the Dar es Saalam-Isaka section of the East African central corridor and to strengthen the countries rail agencies' ability to manage the infrastructure, the traffic operations, and the network regulation.
The project is a necessary first step to the eventual upgrade and expansion of the broader central corridor transport network. The financing will support Tanzania's intermodal and rail development project designed to increase the reliability of the rail infrastructure and the train operations, as well as strengthen logistics in the port of Dar es Salaam and the rail terminals and reinforce rail operations. The funds will go to relaying rail tracks, building new intermodal terminals, repairing or reconstructing bridges and supporting the institutional transformation of the sector. (ben)