Tanzania’s transport ministry is seeking approval from lawmakers for its 2019/20 budget of 4.96-trillion shillings ($2.15-billion), which includes 2.48-trillion shillings for construction of a standard-gauge railway line.
The railway line will link the East African
nation’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam with the
town of Mwanzaalong Lake Victoria, through the
capital, Dodoma, Transport,
Communications and Works Minister Isack Kamwelwe
told lawmakers Thursday.
Moreover, for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
will be allocated 500-billion shillings to complete payment for a second Boeing 787 dreamliner aircraft, a Bombardier Q400
jet, construction of a
hangar and payment of some of the national carrier’s debt, Kamwelwe said.
The government also plans to spend about
102.2-billion shillings for construction, upgrading and
rehabilitation of slightly more than a dozen airports as part of efforts to
modernize the aviation industry,