The East African Railway Plan that Aims to Connect East African Countries

The East African Railway Master Plan is an initiative aimed at revitalizing and expanding existing railway networks in the East African region.

Key Countries

Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia (potentially)

Overall Objectives

Infrastructure Upgrade Efficient Service Management Attract Private Investments Regional Integration Reduction of Road Transport Dependency

Challenges Encountered

Environmental Impact Construction Delays Insufficient Financial Returns Financial Dependence on China Participants’ Indebtedness Political and Social Challenges Transparency and Governance Technical and Logistical Challenges

Geopolitical Importance

Regional Integration Reduction of Tensions and Conflicts Strengthening Regional and Global Influence Attraction of Foreign Investments Sustainable Development