DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said plans are afoot to build a new 1,000 kilometer railway line in the south of the country.
Feasibility studies and architectural designs for the construction of the railway line have been completed, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office on Wednesday.
Majaliwa told a public rally in Mtwara region on Tuesday that construction of the railway line from Mtwara port to Mchuchuma and Liganga iron ore deposits will be part of implementation of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi's election manifesto for 2020 to 2025.
He said during the next five years, the ruling party will continue directing the government to implement flagship infrastructure projects including railways, ports, marine and air transport aimed at transforming the country's economy.
Tanzania is currently constructing a standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro covering 300 kilometers. Enditem