Rwanda reassures Tanzania of speedy execution of hydroelectric, SGR projects

2021-06-03 22:30:54 GMT2021-06-04 06:30:54(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

DAR ES SALAAM, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday reassured Tanzania of speedy implementation of the regional Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project and the standard gauge railway (SGR).

A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications at Chamwino State House in the capital Dodoma said President Kagame's reassurance was made during talks between President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Rwandan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Vincent Biruta.

According to the statement, the talks were held shortly after the Rwandan diplomat delivered a special message to President Hassan from her Rwandan counterpart Kagame.

President Kagame pledged to support the joint execution of the Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project and the SGR project that will connect the Rwandan capital Kigali and Isaka dry port in Tanzania.

Kagame observed that the two projects were crucial in supporting economic development of the two eastern African countries.

The Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project is a joint development venture by the governments of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania located at Rusumo Falls, at the common border of Rwanda and Tanzania on Kagera River.

For her part, President Hassan called for the convening of an urgent meeting of the Tanzania-Rwanda Joint Permanent Commission to strategize on the acceleration of the implementation of the two joint projects. Enditem