President Museveni in Tanzania, Hails SGR Rail Development

President Museveni : “” Transport by freight is better, easier and less time consuming because trains are capable of transporting more freight in one trip and this will help boost the economy of our East African countries. “

The President of the Republic of Uganda, Hon. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has paid a visit to the modern railway construction project – SGR at SGR Station in the city, hailing Tanzanian said infrastructural development.


The President of the Republic of Uganda is in Tanzania on a three-day working visit from November 27 – 28 November 2021. The purpose of the visit is to see the progress of the strategic project where he had the opportunity to inspect the Dar es Salaam Station building which has been built for example of Tanzania Minerals, minerals that are found only in Tanzania.


Addressing the visit, Hon. President Museveni said that he is pleased with the way Tanzania is making economic progress in improving infrastructure and increasing trade and investment opportunities, which is due to the great awareness that Tanzanians have gained by working to grow the country’s economy.


President Museveni added that “” Transport by freight is better, easier and less time consuming because trains are capable of transporting more freight in one trip and this will help boost the economy of our East African countries. “


Minister of Works and Transport Hon. Makame Mbarawa said that the implementation of the modern railway construction project is going to connect the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania with the port of Port Bell in Uganda which are important in the economies of the two countries and East Africa via Lake Victoria, thereby speeding up the process. to load and unload cargo and reduce cargo congestion at these ports.


Minister Mbarawa said the Government is continuing to improve the railway infrastructure by building a new state-of-the-art railway to increase the efficiency of the Railways.


“The Tanzanian government is investing in upgrading old infrastructure and building new modern infrastructure to keep pace with a healthy economy for East African countries,” added Minister Makame Mbarawa.


The Director General of the Tanzania Railways Corporation, Mr. Masanja Kadogosa, while announcing the progress of the SGR project, stated that the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is currently implementing the project for the first phase in Dar es Salaam – Mwanza with a length of 1219 km. .


Brother Kadogosa also added that the construction of a modern railway will help boost the economy and will connect East African countries through ports and Lake Victoria by saving travel time and transportation costs by up to 40%.


“Transporting freight by train using modern trains will be much easier and time saving, one train journey will be able to transport 10,000 tons in one journey” said Brother Masanja Kadogosa.
In addition, Kadogosa said that TRC has been able to rehabilitate oil freight transport services from Dar es Salaam to Kampala in Uganda via rail, also TRC is continuing its efforts to improve rail transport services between Tanzania and Uganda in collaboration with Uganda Railways with the aim of benefiting Uganda and Tanzania through the Port.


“Recently two months ago we started an oil business, from the port of Dar es Salaam passing Lake Victoria to Port Bell in Uganda, and so far we have delivered 72 tanks which is equivalent to 3,240,000 Liters, so it is a service that was lost and we have returned.”
Kadogosa said that the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro modern railway construction project has reached more than 95%, Morogoro – Makutupora which has reached 75% and Isaac Mwanza which has reached 3.87%, while the Makutupora – Tabora and Tabora – Isaka pieces have reached in preparation for the commencement of its implementation.

The President of the Republic of Uganda Hon. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (right) receiving information on the progress of the modern railway construction project – SGR from the Director General of Tanzania Railways Mr. Masanja Kadogosa at SGR Station in Dar es Salaam, November 28, 2021.

The President of the Republic of Uganda Hon. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (second right) receiving information about the SGR station building in Dar es Salaam while inspecting the building in Dar es Salaam, November 28, 2021.

The President of the Republic of Uganda Hon. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (right) receiving information about the area that passengers will use during boarding and disembarking at modern SGR trains at SGR Station in Dar es Salaam, November 28, 2021.

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