Yapı Merkezi is starting the execution of the Morogoro – Makutupora Section of the SGR Railway Project in Tanzania. The 1,924 Billion USD Project is the second phase of East Africa's fastest railway line connecting Dar as Salaam to Mwanza, known as the Central Corridor.
Yapı Merkezi will construct the Project on a turn-key basis comprising of all infrastructure and superstructure works, including technological parts such as electrification and signalling. The total length of the railway will be 409 kms along with workshop, depot and siding tracks and the Project will be completed within 36 months. The Project is part of the Central Corridor which will connect Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania, and provide access to the Indian Ocean for all related countries.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 14th 2018, at Ihumwa/Dodoma with the participation of HE Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli as President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa as Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Dr. Leonard Chamuriho as Permanent Secretary Transport for the Ministry of Works, Dodoma Regional Commisiner, Mr. Masanja K. Kadogosa as TRC Director General, Mr. Erdem Arıoğlu as Vice Chairman of Yapı Merkezi, Mr. Özge Arıoğlu as CEO of Yapı Merkezi, Mr.İlker İnceleme as Yapı Merkezi Deputy General Manager, Mr. Abdullah Kılıç as Yapı Merkezi East Africa Regional Manager and Mr. Kemal Artüz – Yapı Merkezi Project Manager.
Being the region’s first inter-city electrical railway system with a speed of 160km/hr, the Morogoro - Makutupora Railway Project will be built with the Standard Gauge of 1,435 millimeters. This specific section will also establish a safe and reliable transportation mode between the capital Dodoma and Dar es Salaam, further strengthening the vision of transforming Dodoma into a modern capital. When the 36-month-long project is completed, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania will be linked, enabling all countries of East Africa including their hinterland to have access to the Indian Ocean.
After its completion, the Morogoro and Makutupora railway is expected to make a major contribution to the overall economy of Tanzania, especially in the fields of trade and tourism. Furthermore, it will enable land-locked countries such as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to transport their rich underground resources.