Rwanda turns towards Tanzania and Burundi for a shared standard gauge railway

Rwanda have turned towards Tanzania and Burundi, for a shared standard gauge railway through the Central Corridor. The country has expressed concern about the Uganda government’s urgency with the Kampala-Kigali connection.

The three countries are reviewing a mid 2017 starting point for the construction of the railway. Tendering is expected to start within the next two months.

In East Africa, the Northern and Central Transport Corridors connect Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  The corridors also provide port access to the Democratic Republic of Congo and southern Sudan.