Rwanda begins work on EAC railway project

Rwanda has kick-started plans to build a railway line that will link the country to Mombasa port in Kenya through Uganda.

Rwanda has kick-started plans to build a railway line that will link the country to Mombasa port in Kenya through Uganda.

According to Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, the Minister of Infrastructure, the ministry is currently conducting a feasibility study to determine the cost of the project, the route of the railway line, how those affected will be compensated and the appropriate technology to use to deliver the project on time.

“We have already signed a memorandum of understanding with Uganda and Kenya. We are working more closely with our counterparts in Uganda to ensure the project is completed as scheduled,” he said.

“Kenya is scheduled to start construction works in November; therefore, there is no reason for us to delay this important project,” the minister said.”

The modern railway line expected to cost over $5b and will link Rwanda to Kenya’s Mombasa seaport through Uganda.

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