Tanzania to spend US$85 million in 2013-14 to improve rail infrastructure

rail tanzania-Barbara Stoessel sxc.huTanzania has set aside US$85mn for upgrading its rail services in the financial year 2013-14 to ease cost of transportation within the country and to eastern and southern Africa

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Kenya launches US$13.8 billion railway project

kenya rail optThe Kenyan government has started work on a US$13.8bn railway project which will link the nation with Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, and enhance trade between the countries

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Chinese firms express interest in South Africa’s infrastructure projects

train ATRSouth Africa's deputy president has announced that Chinese firms and investors have expressed interest in participating in the country’s rail projects and other such infrastructure developments

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Alstom joint venture company to supply 600 trains to South Africa

PRASAAlstom has announced that its joint venture company Gibela has signed a US$5.14bn deal with the Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (PRASA) to supply the country with 600 passenger trains between 2015 and 2025

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Cargo train revival to boost trade in Uganda

The route was last in operation in 1993. (Image source: Rift Valley Railways)Cargo train operations from Mombasa in Kenya to the northern Ugandan districts of Lira and Gulu have resumed after a 20-year lull

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