COWI helped modernise Tanzania's transnational railway by designing 800 km of new railway for the transport of goods and passengers.

For the first time in over 50 years, Tanzania’s transnational railway is being modernised. COWI has designed more than 800 km and is now responsible for the design of a 207 km section running from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro. The modernisation is a valuable contribution to Tanzania’s future development to meet an increasing demand for the transportation of passengers and improve the domestic supply network. The new railway will increase the speed for the passenger trains from 30-40 km/h today to 160 km/h and allow efficient transport of goods not only in Tanzania but also to neighbouring countries. The line is planned to handle 13 million tons of goods (today around 300,000 tons) and 1.1 million passengers (today around 0.5 million).


An Engineering Approach to SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Insufficient infrastructure constitutes a major challenge in many developing countries. A well-developed infrastructure is key to industrialization, market access, job creation, information, education, and training. Danish consulting engineers work with both national and local governments to develop quality, reliable and sustainable railways, harbors, roads, bridges, etc., to support economic development and human well-being. Danish consulting engineers also assist both national and local governments with infrastructure related capacity building, for instance addressing road maintenance and road safety.

COWI is a leading consulting group that creates value for customers, people, and society and a member of FRI, the Danish association of consulting engineers. This story was originally featured in FRI’s publication: “Engineering a Better and Sustainable World“.