China connects East Africa by rail: China continues to weave African countries that the West does not see attractive for investment, with rail networks, but with these investments, Africa borrows large amounts to China.
After opening the Tazara railway line in Africa in 1970, China has now started a new $ 4 billion railway project that will connect East Africa.
A new $ 4 billion and 750-kilometer line connecting landlocked Ethiopia with China was opened last October.
It is suggested that the second part of the new railway, which is partially financed by Chinese companies, will be built to Sudan and Kenya. At the end of the project to be undertaken by a Kenyan company with a cost of 13 billion dollars, Mombasa and Nairobi cities of Kenya will be connected to each other by rail.
The future plans of the expanding railway network include South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi2, which are also included in the railway network.
Kuria Muchiru, an East Africa consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Kenya's leading professional services firm for Audit and Assurance, Advisory and Tax services, said: “We are probably supplying about 4 truckloads from Nairobi to Mombasa and further afield. We think it will be transported by rail. " said. Muchiru expressed their hope that the new railway line will lead to increased trade in Kenya and neighboring countries, in human transport and the economy.
90 percent of the imports and exports of African countries with a coastline are carried out by sea.
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