Tanzania will be linked to Mozambique via Malawi by a new railway line that will start from the town of Mtwara in southern part of Tanzania.
The Tanzanian and the Mozambican governments aim at building the line “as soon as possible” according to sources, in order to boost cooperation and economic exchange between the two countries that are both members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The two governments are said to be already preparing the budget for the project, with construction expected to begin within three years.
Tanzania is already linked to another neighboring country also part of SADC, Zambia, via the dedicated railway line TAZARA.
TAZARA and the Chinese Government have just recently concluded an agreement identifying 12 new projects for the value of USD42m aimed at supporting and boosting the line’s operations.