Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil and Turkish giant Yapi Merkezi have been chosen for the construction of a 400-kilometer section, according to Bloomberg.
Acceleration in the project of a new railway between Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. On Thursday, two sources quoted by Bloomberg reported that a $ 1.1 billion construction contract was awarded to Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil and its Turkish counterpart Yapi Merkezi. Contacted by Jeune Afrique, the two companies were not available to comment on this information.
These were included in a preselection operated by the Rwandan Transport Agency (RTDA), representing the three States which had agreed on the principle of this project in 1998 and again in 2003, as the Bank recalls. development in a project information sheet.
Enough to boost freight and passenger transport
The work involves the rehabilitation of the existing road between Dar Es Salaam and Isaka in northwestern Tanzania, over 970 kilometers, and the construction of the Isaka – Kigali sections over 494 kilometers and Keza – Musongati (197 kilometers) in Burundi. The overall cost is estimated at 7.5 billion dollars.
According to Bloomberg, which does not specify on which of these sections the contract was awarded, Mota-Engil and Yapi Merkezi will be responsible for the construction of 400 kilometers of railway line.
Ultimately, the development of the rail network would be able to considerably increase freight transfer, as well as passenger transport, and lower costs, according to the project note sent to potential investors in July 2015.
The Portuguese group Mota-Engil is successful in the region, where it recently won the contract to build the Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda.
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