We'll Back Railway Project Fully - China

By Louis Kolumbia

Dar es Salaam — The Chinese government yesterday assured President Magufuli of full support in the project for constructing the Central Railway line to Standard Gauge.

The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing, met the president at State House, and told him that his government was ready to join forces with Tanzania to implement the $6.8 billion project covering 2, 561 kilometers. The Chinese envoy also handed over to the President, a letter bearing a message from the Chinese President, Mr Xi Jinping.

According to the statement issued by the Directorate of the State House communications, President Magufuli assured the envoy on the country's determination to commence construction of the project immediately and one trillion shillings had been set aside for the project from its budget.

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