Rwanda dumps Kenya SGR route for Tanzania

A section of the standard gauge railway Simba crossing station in Makueni County. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • In 2013, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda agreed to link up to the port of Mombasa along a standard gauge railway estimated to cost $13 billion (1.3 trillion).

  • Studies by East African Community member states showed the Tanzanian option would cost Rwanda between $800 million (Sh80.5 billion) and $900 million (Sh91 billion) while the Kenyan one would consume $1 billion (Sh101 billion).
  • The Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) standard gauge railway project is expected to be completed by March 2018.

KIGALI, Sunday

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