TAZARA

AcronymDefinition
TAZARATanzania Zambia Railways
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Bombardier Transportation Director for Sales and Business Development, Nazif Tasci, who signed the MoU on behalf of Bombardier, assured TAZARA that it was very possible to arrange a turnkey solution, including a very attractive funding arrangement via the Kingdom of Sweden.
When the Chinese government agreed to fund the TAZARA Railway connecting Tanzania and Zambia to the tune of RMB988m ($147m) in 1970, few would have predicted that the Asian nation would become Africa's most important economic partner.
According to the local press, what was discussed were major renovations and plans to link Tazara to Tanzania's multibillion-dollar Bagamoyo port, as well as to Malawi, DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.
Admittedly, a little more rustic, the Tazara Railway stretches 1,860km into East Africa linking the port city Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to landlocked Zambia.
China has longstanding geopolitical interests in Congo and Tanzania, stemming from the late 1960s when Mao provided resources to build the Tazara railway from Zambia to Tanzania's Dar e Salaam," said Dr Chris Alden, head of the South African Institute of International Affairs Global Powers and Africa programme.
The infrastructure around the site is dirt road, but these are generally good and there is the Tazara rail siding 12 km away.
This means that ZRL can now run their trains all the way into Dar-es-salaam while TAZARA will be able to run their trains from Chingola to Livingstone.
Railways have played a significant role in Sino-African cooperation since the 1970s when despite a floundering domestic economy, China under Mao Zedong agreed to build the 1,900km Tazara Railway connecting Tanzania and Zambia.
Two events symbolise this deep relationship: Zambian support for the restoration of China's seat at the United Nations in 1971 and China building and financing the TAZARA railway.
The new rail system will run on two tracks, one operated by Tanzanian Rail Limited (TRL) and the other by Tazara Railways, which already runs a major line linking Tanzania to neighboring Zambia.
Railways have played a significant role in Sino-- African cooperation since the 1970s when despite a floundering domestic economy, China under Mao Zedong agreed to build the 1,900km Tazara Railway connecting Tanzania and Zambia.
Current measures to be implemented includes purchase of two fire tenders and construction of a new fire department in Tazara.