In the DSM (Dar es Salaam Morogoro) SGR project, which is continuing in the United Republic of Tanzania, the first test drive was held on 06.07.2019 with the participation of Tanzanian Transport Minister Isack A. Kamwelwe, TRC General Director Masanja Kadogosa and Korail DSM Project Manager Jong Hoon Cho. The delegation was welcomed by Erdem Arıoğlu, Vice President of Yapı Merkezi, DSM Project Manager Abdullah Kılıç and the project team at the Soga station of the DSM Project.
Erdem Arıoğlu, Masanja Kadogosa and Isack A. Kamwelwe made a speech at the ceremony held before the trial drive. In his speech, Erdem Arıoğlu emphasized the importance of the line for Tanzania and stated that it was the fastest line built in East Africa. Stating that today is one of the historical days for the project, Arıoğlu said that they went step by step towards the end of the project.
After the speeches, Erdem Arıoğlu gave information about the project to the visiting delegation in front of the information boards placed at the station entrance. Later, the delegation touring the DSM project Soga Station took the train after they received the representative train tickets prepared for the test drive.
The delegation traveling by train from Soga Station (Km: 50) to Km: 69 + 450 about 20 km returned to Soga Station by train after Km 69 + 450.
Minister of Transport Isack A. Kamwelwe made statements to the press members after the trip and the ceremony was completed after the souvenir photo taken.