|Approval Date||20 Oct 2004|
|Signature Date||18 May 2005|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Mar 2011|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Apr 2011|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The feasibility study of Isaka-Kigali railway project is within the framework of the policy implemented by Tanzania and Rwanda to develop internal and external communications with a view to contributing to poverty reduction. The study shall enable the Tanzanian and Rwandan Governments to have data and decision-making instruments enabling them to determine the feasibility of the proposed railway project. This concerns a line of 450 km in length of which 275 km are in Tanzanian territory and 175 km in Rwandan territory. The study shall be conducted in a single phase and shall comprise; a review of the existing rail infrastructure of the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and in particular the Dar Es Salaam-Isaka link; the engineering design of the different alignment options for the rail link between Isaka and Kigali and their cost estimates; the preliminary study on the environmental and social impact (EIESP) of the project; the study on the economic and financial feasibility of the project; analysis of the institutional and operational framework of the present railway line; analysis of the involvement of the private sector in financing works and the management of railway infrastructures (in concessionary form, “BOOT”, management contracts etc.). The estimated cost, excluding taxes, levies and customs duty, is USD 2.60 million, or UA 1.75 million. The duration of all the activities relating to the study is 25 months, including 13 months for the conduct of the study including approval time for the reports.
The study sector goal is to contribute to the creation of a transport community program which is efficient and economical and which brings about regional economic integration and the development of areas with high mining and industrial potential as well as agricultural production zones in Rwanda, the Kagera and Shinyenga regions in Tanzania, in Burundi and in the Eastern Region of the DRC. At the specific level the study aims at determining the optimum solution for the operation of a railway line between Isaka in Tanzania and Kigali in Rwanda on the “Central Transport Corridor” with a view to opening up Rwanda.
African Development Fund
MINISTERE DES INFRASTRUCTURES KIGALI RWANDA
|Last Update||04 Dec 2020|