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STATEMENT OF MANAGING DIRECTOR ENG. BENHADARD TITO IN A WEEK OF THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT TO MARK 50 YEARS OF TANZANIA MAINLAND INDEPENDENCE.

 

 



As we are marking 50 years of Tanzania Mainland Independence, the Managing Director of Reli Assets Holding Company wishes to present the historical background and development of  the railway sub sector, in particular with regard to a railway network of 2,707kms previously operated by TRC and now TRL. The discussion will also chat out the roles and functions of RAHCO, ongoing and future railway projects. The statement will highlight some of the challenges facing the railway sub sector and way forward .


Railways in Tanzania were first built in 1893, when the first rail track was laid at the port of Tanga. Thereafter, construction of railway lines continued to be carried out in other places in Tanzania. In Tanzania, railway services (apart from the TAZARA), were operated by the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC), which was established in 1977 after the collapse of the former East African Community. Prior to that, the railways in East Africa were operated under the auspices of the East African Railways and Habours (1961-1967) and thereafter East Africa Railways Corporation (1967-1977).

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