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Tanzanian authorities put USD 18 mn for SGR compensation

SGR construction started in April 2017, including with the first phase consisting of a 205-km electric railway line from the port city of Dar es Salaam to Morogoro in eastern Tanzania.


Devdiscourse News Desk 14 Jul 2018, 09:00 AM Tanzania
Tanzanian authorities put USD 18 mn for SGR compensation
  • Kadogosa stated that “Cooperation between the residents along the planned railway line and contractors is very good.” (Image Credit: Construction Review)

On Friday, Tanzanian authorities stated that they have put aside USD 18 million to make amends over 2,000 people living along the standard gauge railway (SGR) project construction.

Maizo Mgedzi, SGR Project Manager, said that the money will be utilized to compensate people whose structures will be demolished to pave way for the project to be materialized in phases from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza region and other parts of the East African nation.

He stated a workshop on Tanzania Intermodal and Rail Development Project (TIRP) in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam that the fabrication of the SGR went in tandem with the renewal of the meter gauge rail (MGR) funded by a USD 300 million loan from the World Bank.

Mgedzi also said land accession was one of the big challenges confrontations the SGR project, adding that the amount set for compensation was presumption to raise as the implementation of the project progressed.

SGR construction started in April 2017, including with the first phase consisting of a 205-km electric railway line from the port city of Dar es Salaam to Morogoro in eastern Tanzania.

TRC director general Masanja Kadogosa said Ardhi University experts had been contracted to carry out a valuation study in areas where the 2,845 people live.

Kadogosa stated that "Cooperation between the residents along the planned railway line and contractors is very good."