Tanzania signs deal to link SGR to Burundi, DRC

In Summary

  • Blow to Kenya as Dar to Kinshasa Standard Gauge Railway makes Nairobi’s new line less economically viable.
  • The SGR link gives landlocked Burundi and DRC direct access to the Dar es Salaam Port, greatly boosting Tanzania’s Central Transport Corridor.
  • Kenya had marketed its own SGR as the cheaper and more efficient route for East Africa’s landlocked countries including Burundi and eastern DRC