Mr. Zhong Weiyun The Communist Party of China – CPC, International Department of Central Committee, Bureau of Africa Affairs, Deputy Director- General said that the Vice president is going to visit the Tanzania railway station located in Dar es Salaam and also travel by the TAZARA and meet up with a number of the retired employees to understand more about the (challenges) of TAZARA.
He added that he believes this subject about TAZARA is going to be debated on by officials from China as well as Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, since the Vice president is going to the two countries. Early on, Mr. Abdulrahaman Shimbo – the Tanzania’s Ambassador to China, said that Dar es Salaam had suggested that TAZARA should operate under a partnership or a management contract or a consensus or.
The ambassador mentioned that the talks concerning the brand-new management structure of the 1860 km rail-line beginning from Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania were expected to end in the near future.
The contractor as well as consultant of the TAZARA China Railway Construction Corporation – CRCC said they’re in last stage of choosing the brand-new management technique of operating railway from 3 models.
Zhenyi Hu the CRCC Executive Director and Vice-President, said the researching of the 3 proposal wouldn’t require much time as TAZARA shareholders required the railway back in line, immediately.
Mr. Zhenyi said that TAZARA is a indication of cooperation with and extremely crucial heritage from their previous leaders and therefore they are concerned about its operations. Mr. Xu Weizhong, said that the China Executive Director for Institute of Contemporary International Relations, as well as Research Professor at the Institute of African Studies, socialism type run management of TAZARA retards its operations hence requires a market-focused management to ensure that it runs profitably as well as successfully.
The railway, constructed by Chinese back in 1970s for 5 years, stands as an indication of long shared cooperation with Zambia, China and Tanzania a symbol of Sino- Africa associations.
In spite of operating at quarter of its full capacity at the present day, in the course of its forty years of existence, TAZARA has transported more than Fifty million passengers in addition to an excess of Thirty million tones of shipment. Generally, one million people ride on this TAZARA traveling to different destinations between Zambia and the coastal country of Tanzania.
TAZARA was the very first worldwide construction project to be conducted by a Chinese company and it was financed by the government of China at the total sum of Five hundred million US dollars back in the 1970s.