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New Railway to Link Tanzania With Burundi

Tanzania and Burundi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of a new railway network lining the two states.

The 195km line will connect Msongati in Burundi to Uvinza, Tanzania. 

In 2013 Tanzania signed another MOU with Burundi and Rwanda for a new rail network connecting Isaka in Tanzania with Kigali in Rwanda and Gitega in Burundi.

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The project includes 702 km of new construction of which 396 in Tanzania, 183 in Burundi and 123 in Rwanda.


Meanwhile Zambia and Burundi are discussing the extension of the 1,992 km Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA), currently inking the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam with the town of Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia’s Central Province.

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