Private Sector Investment Conference (PSIC) for the Great Lakes region of Africa, 24 - 25 February 2016, Kinshasa, DRC
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Central Multimodal Transport Corridor

 

This programme entails the upgrading and modernization of roads between Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to improve transport efficiency in the region. More specifically the modernization of 176 kilometres of highway and upgrading of 890 kilometres of road comprising five road-related smart corridor modules, including the creation of seven one-stop border posts.

Since the transport system will be more efficient, people and goods will easily cross borders, while transport capacities and regional trade will increase. This will add to cost savings and speed up regional integration in East Africa.

The following projects are identified for Private Sector involvement and are at an advanced stage:

  • Dar es Salaam Port Developments (13 & 14) - A prior RFP process was halted due to certain design difficulties. A revised Feasibility Study is expected to be completed in December 2015 and a new tender process will be commenced;
  • Dar es Salaam – Keza – Kigali – Musongati Railway Line - An Expression of Interest was issued in June 2015 and responses are being considered. A decision is required on railway gauge.
  • Isaka – Mwanza RailwayLine - Feasibility and detailed design has been completed and project estimated to be $357m. Ready to take to market subject to requirement for gap funding to meet target IRR.
  • Dar es Salaam – Chalinze Toll road - Estimated project size is $445m. Transaction Advisor has been appointed and final routing being confirmed.

A detailed presentation is available to interested parties.

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