Top 5 Projects in Tanzania

20 Apr 2021

Top 5 Projects in Tanzania

Tanzania’s population will increase by 17 per cent over the next ten years to 69 million. Economic development, and subsequently infrastructure development, is a crucial priority for the government. There is $62 billion of active projects in Tanzania.

Tanzania is East Africa’s third-largest economy and has a population of 59 million people. Estimated to grow by 17 per cent over the next decade to 69 million, creating jobs and investing in infrastructure is a priority for the government.

Tanzania has recently lost their president to illness and now has a woman as president for the first time. Current indications are that the development drive initiated by her predecessor will continue.

More than $62 billion of projects in Tanzania is active, of which more than $22 billion is currently under construction. ABiQ’s top 5 projects are:

Tanzania Railway

Also known as the Dar Es Salaam to Lake Victoria railway. This line is more than 1,450 kilometres long and constructed over five phases. It will handle more than 3 million tonnes of cargo and 1.1 million passengers every year. Developed by Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and funding arranged by the World Bank Group and Turk Eximbank, contracts for all 5 phases have been awarded. A joint venture between Yapi Merkezi, Mota and Engil is carrying out the construction work. Systra is the lead consultant.

East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

The pipeline will transport crude oil from Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania. The Tanzania section is roughly 1,150 kilometres long. Developed by a subsidiary of Total and front-end-engineering-and-design (FEED) work was carried out by Gulf Interstate Engineering CompanyWorleyParsons is the main contractor.

Rufiji Hydropower Dam

Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited is developing the 2.1 Gigawatt hydropower plant on the Rufiji River. The dam wall will be 134 metres high and have a capacity of 34 million cubic metres. The main contractors are Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric

Mtwara Fertiliser Plant

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation and Fauji Fertilizer Company are developing a 1.3 million tonnes per annum fertilizer plant near Masasi in southern Tanzania.  Haldor-Topso provides the technology license, and the main contractor is Ferrostaal Industrial Projects.

Isaka-Kigali Railway

This part of the rail line stretches from Isaka to Rusumo in Tanzania before connecting to Burundi and onto Rwanda and Uganda. The developer on the Tanzania portion of the line is Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC).

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