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Vol 3 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2010


Tanzania

RITES not right

The renovation of Tanzania’s dilapidated railways stalls due to a dispute between the government and its Indian partners

The Rail India Technical and Economic Services buyout of 51% of Tanzania’s national railway company is set to collapse this month. In March 2006, RITES agreed to buy part of the failing Tanzania Railways Corporation, now called Tanzania Railways Limited, after winning an international tender. There has been constant criticism on both sides, and in July 2009 TRL Chief Executive Hundi Lal Chaudhary said that RITES was ready to walk away.

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