The realization of the CCR project will unite Tanzania, DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi in trade and unlock the region’s potential for transformative economic development by reducing transit costs, increasing market access, creating jobs, and improving the quality of life for over 130 million Central East Africans
Regional GDP Growth
Regional GDP growth will accelerate as CCR expands into new territories that currently lack rail access. Landlocked nations’ GDP growth is projected to accelerate up to 9% above their current growth rate for 3-4 years after launch of the CCR spurs into Rwanda and Burundi.
Projected transportation cost savings to the region of $10.8 billion over 20 years, vast time savings and security advantage of modern rail transportation, and step change in transport system capacity, to handle projected regional growth.
New agricultural development (e.g. yield expansion, farming of new arable land along the Central Corridor, increased market access for small holding farmers). Growth in soft and hard commodity processing, storage, and management businesses
Employment & Capacity Building
Direct employment via construction jobs and skilled operations positions. Indirect employment in Trucking, Maritime, Engineering, Communications and IT, General Construction, Mining, Agriculture, Cement Manufacturing, Quarrying and Asphalt, Lodging, and Tourism.
Capacity building in executive management, railway operations and maintenance, train and yard operations, maintenance of way, locomotive and freight car maintenance, support functions such as IT, marketing and other professional career paths.
Technology transfer of satellite signaling, IT systems, logistics, management and accounting systems.