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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:53 AM   #181
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Statoil, Tanzania Will Begin Talks About LNG Plant This Month
By David Malingha Doya - Aug 1, 2012
Tanzania’s national oil company said it will start talks this month with Statoil ASA (STL) about building a liquefied natural gas plant in the East African country.

“We are expecting a delegation from Norway in August for inception talks,” Kelvin Komba, principal petroleum geologist at Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp., said in an interview from Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital, on July 30. Statoil is Norway’s largest oil and gas producer.

Explorers have flocked to East Africa over the past six years, spurred by the discovery of oil in Uganda in 2006, increasing natural-gas reserves in Tanzania and the first crude discovery in Kenya in March. Statoil, which together with Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) has discovered as much as 9 trillion cubic feet of gas off Tanzania’s coast, confirmed it’s talking to TPDC about the possible development of the LNG facility.

“We have a sound dialogue with TPDC, Tanzanian authorities and other relevant stakeholders regarding a possible LNG development in the country,” Fredrik Norman, a spokesman for Stavanger, Norway-based Statoil, said in an e-mailed response to questions on July 26. “We are currently in an early phase of evaluating the concept selection for a possible LNG plant.”

BG Group Plc (BG/), which along with partner Ophir Energy Plc (OPHR) has discovered an estimated 7 trillion cubic feet of recoverable resources in Tanzania, said it has also been evaluating potential locations for an LNG export-facility.

Potential Sites

“We have been working with the government of Tanzania for some two years now, including identifying potential sites, and we will continue this work in parallel with our exploration efforts,” Kim Blomley, a spokesman for BG Group, said in an e- mailed response to questions July 24.

Komba said Tanzania’s government is in the process of drafting a gas policy and other laws that will guide development of the industry. The government may require the developers of LNG plants to satisfy local demand for the product before export and to co-develop one LNG plant, instead of building several sites to cut costs, Komba said.

“This will be cost effective, and it works for us, because it is government that will pay for the plants through foregone revenue in companies recovering costs,” Komba said.

PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd., Orca Exploration Group (ORC/B)’s domestic unit, is producing gas from the Songo Songo gas field whose reserves are estimated at 879 billion cubic feet. Most of the gas is supplied to power generators and less than 40 industrial users, according to information on PanAfrica’s website.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Malingha Doya in Dar es Salaam via Nairobi at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Richardson at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.
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Tanzania May Ask BG, Statoil to Unify LNG Project Development
By David Malingha Doya - Aug 1, 2012
Tanzania, holder of the second- largest natural-gas resources in East Africa after Mozambique, may ask Statoil ASA (STL) and BG Group Plc (BG/) to join forces to develop a liquefied natural-gas export project.

State-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. plans to hold talks with explorers and may get them to co-operate rather than build several LNG plants. That would save costs, said Kelvin Komba, principal petroleum geologist at TPDC.

“This will be cost effective, and it works for us, because it is government that will pay for the plants through foregone revenue in companies recovering costs,” he said in an interview this week.

Statoil, which is teaming up with Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), in June said the Lavani discovery increased estimated resources to about 9 trillion cubic feet of gas, enough “for a commercial development.” BG and Ophir Energy Plc (OPHR) are drilling the Papa-1 well, which is targeting 3.1 trillion cubic feet and could help justify a two-train LNG plant, said Ophir’s Chief Executive Officer Nick Cooper.

“The real scope for opportunity for a common project would be with” BG, John Knight, an executive vice president on global strategy at Statoil, said in June. “Between ourselves and BG we’ve got a lot of experience in building both the onshore and offshore and the marketing of LNG.”

Kim Blomley, a spokesman for BG, declined to comment on the possibility of joint LNG development with other operators.

Proving Resources

“We are probably at a tipping point for two-train LNG, but it’s too early technically to say,” Cooper said in June. The partners need to complete the Mzia-1 well tests and Papa-1 drilling to access the resource potential, he said.

Shell, a member of joint ventures supplying 30 percent of global LNG, is exploring for oil and gas off Tanzania with Petroleo Brasileiro SA. (PETR4)

“East Africa is an interesting province,” Shell CEO Peter Voser said July 26. “It’s a big resource, needs obviously skills.”

Tanzania is getting assistance from the World Bank on its gas industry master plan development. The European Union is also advising Tanzania on developing gas policy, which will outline infrastructure investments, resource revenue management, environmental protection and some other issues, Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi, the EU’s ambassador to Tanzania, said in June.

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. had also proposed Tanzania help with the gas industry development.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Malingha Doya in Dar es Salaam via Nairobi at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Richardson at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:49 AM   #183
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Kusema kweli sidhani kama ni sahihi kwa NSSF ku-undertake such a huge project kama hiyo yaani over a billion US$ it is too risky! Project kama hizo waache ma-benki watoe fedha wasije wakapata hasara halafu wakanyonya mafao ya wafanyakazi wanapostaafu! Kwanza ukiangalia vizuri hii sheria mpya ya kupata mafao mpaka miaka 55 ina kitu nyuma yake kuna uwezekano mkubwa serikali inachezea fedha za mashirika ya umma kiasi cha kwamba mzunguko unakuwa mgumu na kuepuka zile ngoja ngoja wameamua kuweka hii sheria! Si haki in short!
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Hakuna poject hata moja ambayo ni risk free. projects zote zinazo risk na ndio maana NSSF walifanya feasibility na ikaonekana kuwa wakiinvest kwenye hiyo project returns zao ni zaidi ya 300% kwani demand is there na mnunuzi ndio hiyo Tanesco

Kama ingekuwa hivyo basi NSSF wasingeinvest kwenye project ya mchikichini na new kigamboni na mingineyo kwa kuogopa mind you yote hiyo ni miradi ambayo ina risk kubwa kuliko kuweka bomba la gesi.

Pia nijuavyo mimi decision making pale hafanyi Dr Dau peke yake kwani kuna idara ya akina Kidual(projects and investments) ambayo ishafanya ushambuzi yakinifu na kuona kama faida ipo...na baada ya hapo ipo kamati ya investment, then kuna management then mwisho inaenda kwenye bodi .

halikadhalika usisahau kuwa mandate yao inawaruhusu kuinvest kwenye miradi kama ile.

nadhani kuna siri kubwa ambayo hatuijui na mimi I always smell ufisadi kwenye mambo haya.

on a flip side umesikia yaliyowakuta Mubadala?
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1. Hebu tupatie undani wa hiyo Arabian partner

2. NSSF ndio hiyo hiyo Government. Kama ndio hivyo mbona hao hao NSSF wanataka kujenga new Dar Kibaha highway au kuna jambo silijui?
Ni Dar-Chalinze Highway
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 10:16 AM   #185
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Kaka

Hakuna poject hata moja ambayo ni risk free. projects zote zinazo risk na ndio maana NSSF walifanya feasibility na ikaonekana kuwa wakiinvest kwenye hiyo project returns zao ni zaidi ya 300% kwani demand is there na mnunuzi ndio hiyo Tanesco

Kama ingekuwa hivyo basi NSSF wasingeinvest kwenye project ya mchikichini na new kigamboni na mingineyo kwa kuogopa mind you yote hiyo ni miradi ambayo ina risk kubwa kuliko kuweka bomba la gesi.

Pia nijuavyo mimi decision making pale hafanyi Dr Dau peke yake kwani kuna idara ya akina Kidual(projects and investments) ambayo ishafanya ushambuzi yakinifu na kuona kama faida ipo...na baada ya hapo ipo kamati ya investment, then kuna management then mwisho inaenda kwenye bodi .

halikadhalika usisahau kuwa mandate yao inawaruhusu kuinvest kwenye miradi kama ile.

nadhani kuna siri kubwa ambayo hatuijui na mimi I always smell ufisadi kwenye mambo haya.

on a flip side umesikia yaliyowakuta Mubadala?
Nakubaliana na wewe...NSSF wako kibiashara sana na wana cycle ndefu mno kuanzia project inapo buniwa hadi project execution.

Ndio maana 26 storey ya Ubalozi Nairobi hauja anza sab ya kutokubaliana faida...unless they sort their differences with membi this project isn't going anywhere.

Tofauti na UDSM kuhusu Apollo hospital zime anza kutokeza...hii project nayo naona haiendi popote. As long as NSSF deem it to be not beneficial to them the longer the project hangs and as result not get involved.
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Since UDSM is dragging its feet... NSSF should go ahead na Apollo wajenge huko Kigamboni kwenye kiwanja chao NSSF. Hii hospitali iwe katikati ya Ubungo na Mwenge jamani hiyo traffic!!!...sijui kwanini we don't think out of the box...
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Nakubaliana na wewe...NSSF wako kibiashara sana na wana cycle ndefu mno kuanzia project inapo buniwa hadi project execution.

Ndio maana 26 storey ya Ubalozi Nairobi hauja anza sab ya kutokubaliana faida...unless they sort their differences with membi this project isn't going anywhere.

Tofauti na UDSM kuhusu Apollo hospital zime anza kutokeza...hii project nayo naona haiendi popote. As long as NSSF deem it to be not beneficial to them the longer the project hangs and as result not get involved.
Tatizo la Nairobi ni Membe na Foreign na wala sio NSSF

wao they are not putting much into the project lakini wanataka wapewe % kubwa

Na hapo Membe hajawa rais bado akiwa rais mbona tutakoma?

Apollo ntakujibu hapo chini
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Since UDSM is dragging its feet... NSSF should go ahead na Apollo wajenge huko Kigamboni kwenye kiwanja chao NSSF. Hii hospitali iwe katikati ya Ubungo na Mwenge jamani hiyo traffic!!!...sijui kwanini we don't think out of the box...
Tatizo wadosi walikataa site zote mpaka kigamboni ndo maana option iliyoishia ilikuwa hiyo ya UDSM

Hiyo ndio bongo
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Tatizo wadosi walikataa site zote mpaka kigamboni ndo maana option iliyoishia ilikuwa hiyo ya UDSM

Hiyo ndio bongo
Ok lakini pia Mkandara naye anataka % kubwa na pia kwenye profit sharing...kaz kweli kweli
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Ok lakini pia Mkandara naye anataka % kubwa na pia kwenye profit sharing...kaz kweli kweli
Mkandarasi gani wakati hata kazi haijatangazwa rasmi?
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Dar es Salaam sets aside $3m for rail network
Monday, 06 August 2012 14:05 Leonard Magomba
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania is expected to spend about Tsh 4.75 billion ($3m) on renovation of a railway network along the 12-km Ubungo - Stesheni route as part of the government strategies to establish commuter rail later this year.
The progress will mean that a severe traffic jams in many parts of Dar es Salaam will soon be history as the planed commuter rail services will have the capacity to carry about 36,000 passengers a day.
The Minister for Transport, Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, told the National Assembly in Dodoma the funds will also be used for rehabilitation of three locomotives and 14 coaches.
"The service will start with two trains which would offer services during peak hours, with one starting at Stesheni and another one at Ubungo," Mwakyembe said.
According to Mwakyembe, the two trains will make six-stops along the route and each train will have six coaches.
He explained the Mwakanga-Kurasini route would be operated through the Tazara railway and it would require some Tsh838 million ($532,740) for renovation of three locomotives and 14 passenger coaches.
"The main challenges in implementation of the project included encroachment on railway reserves, lack of vehicles parking space and inadequate locomotives," Mwakyembe said.
Mwakyembe hinted, however, that the National Transport Institute (NIT) has allocated four acres for construction of parking space and urged the private sector to make use of the opportunity.
Member of parliaments and Dar es Salaam residents hailed the project as an expert said, if the project will be implemented successfully would curb the persistent traffic jams which costs a multi-million of shillings to the Tanzanian economy.
The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructure, Mr. Peter Serukamba hailed the decision to introduce city trains as "wise and patriotic" as the project expected to save the economy.
A survey conducted by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) in 2010 established that traffic jams eat up to 20% of annual profits of most businesses.
While the problem of congestion affects all sectors of the economy, companies that deal with the supply goods constantly find it hard to timely make deliveries, incurring extra costs in the process.
Unlike in the past, traffic jams are currently experienced in most major cities almost at all times of the day with the situation worsening whenever there are downpours or an accident, the CTI said.
The Chief Executive officer of the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (Dart), Cosmas Takule, was recently quoted by the local media saying businesses and other institutions incur about Tsh4 billion ($2.53 million) in loss every day in Dar es Salaam city due to persistent traffic jams.
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A Blessing in the Coming Africa Cement King

TANZANIA Investment Centre (TIC) officials visited the area where a renowned investor and billionaire in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is building a cement plant in Southern part region of Mtwara.

Apart from presenting what he gathered during interviews, correspondent Moses Ferdinand, who was present during the tour, also explains the meaning of such huge investment to Tanzania.

It is now loud and clear that Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Africa's richest person will have a presence in Tanzania in terms of investment. The Nigerian commodities titan is in the process of constructing a cement plant in one of the Southern regions of Tanzania, Mtwara at the value of $ 500 million (about 700bn/-).

The new plant will have a capacity to produce over 1.5 metric tonnes of cement per annum. Alhaji Dangote through his Dangote Group is famously called Africa's cement king; and this is not by accident.

Look at this. In February this year, Dangote announced the opening of a new $1 billion Nigerian cement plant, which is expected to increase his company's production volume by 40% in that country. Dangote Cement's capacity is so great that the company has implored the Nigerian government to increase infrastructure investment in time to absorb what they're calling a "cement surplus."

In late 2010, Dangote listed the company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, integrating his cement investments across Africa. It is now the largest company on the Nigerian exchange. He also invested $4 billion to build a new cement facility in the Ivory Coast and is building a $115 million cement plant in Cameroon, plus owns plants in Zambia, Senegal, and South Africa.

The self made billionaire started trading commodities more than three decades ago after receiving a business loan from his uncle. He then built the Dangote Group, which in addition to cement owns sugar refineries, flour milling and salt processing facilities.

According to Forbes Magazine, the Nigerian billionaire has a net wealth valued at $ 11.2 billion as of March 2012. He is ranked at number 76 in the world in the Forbes billionaires list and the richest in his native country and Africa.

But what does it mean for Tanzania attracting such a huge single investment? According to the Acting Executive Director of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Mr Raymond Mbilinyi, the massive investment is expected to create 400 permanent employments.

"This investment will help boost the economy of the Southern regions and the whole country at large," he told members of the media when visiting the project recently. Explaining on the importance of the investment expected to be completed after eighteen months, Mr Mbilinyi said that apart from creating employment, the factory will stimulate other investments in the Southern parts of the country.

"Statistics shows that we had a cement deficit of one million tonnes by 2011, so this investment will help solve this problem," he said. It is also expected that Tanzania will be a net exporter of the cement in two years as fully supported by the projected strong demand from its neighbour countries of Burundi, Rwanda and East Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC).

He noted that it is conducive investment climate created by the government and the private sector that has attracted Dangote Group to come in Tanzania. The investor has interests in various parts of African continent. "The government will continue creating attractive investment climate for more potential investors and existing ones," he noted.
On his part, the Mtwara Regional Commissioner, Mr Joseph Simbakalia, said cement is a requisite in modern construction; therefore, the coming of the factory is a blessing for people in Southern parts of the country.

"This investment adds up to what Mtwara will hugely contribute to the nation's coffers," he said, referring to gas deposits available in the region.
As the Mtwara RC is explaining, one can see what this new investment will mean to the region that is relatively backward compared to its Northern counterparts. It is no secret that this region has been lagging behind in many aspects; but this is going to end soon.

The Dangote soil expert, Mr John Olalokun, said that they have already done a thorough investigation and concluded that the region has enough raw materials needed for producing enough cement. "We will do our best for this Southern regions and the whole country at large," he noted.
TIC deserves a lot of commendation for working tirelessly to promote and facilitate investors in the country. By attracting an investor of Dangote Group caliber, the government agency working with other stakeholders is making the country proud.

This supports the government's Integrated Industrial Strategy (2011) that is promoting diversification, productivity, and competitiveness driven by technology, innovations and human skills. It also supports the government's implementation of the nation's Five Year Development Plan which seeks to achieve industrialization, increase employment, and increase Foreign Direct Investment in to the country among others.
This investment also shows the confidence that investors still have toward efforts that the government of Tanzania is taking to improve the investment climate. Recent report shows that Tanzania noted the growth of FDI inflows totaling 1,095 USD in 2011 contrary to the decline experienced by Africa overall 2011 inflows.

It is no secret that the coming of Dangote Group will boost the nation's economic activities; for the cement industry sector contributes to the development of the important infrastructural facilities needed to speed up economic development of any country in the world.

Cement product is more useful to enable the construction go on. Construction of structures such as residential properties, commercial buildings, hospitals, fibre optic cables, service centres and others need cement; so the more availability of the material the more that can help accelerate the rate of development, hence the country's development. We have every reason, as a nation, to welcome Dangote Group and other investors
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Sh580 billion allocated to ease Dar traffic chaos
Saturday, 18 August 2012 11:25

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Dar es Salaam. In a bid to ease traffic jams in Dar es Salaam, the government has set aside Sh580 billion for a road project, which will involve construction of flyovers at major highway junctions in the city.
It is estimated that a loss of Sh4 billion is incurred everyday as workers are forced to spend many hours on the road on their way to workplaces.

Further, environmental pollution by motor vehicles causes diseases, such as cancer, which cost huge sums of money to treat.

The first flyover will be built at the Nyerere-Mandela road junction famously known as Tazara.
For the past 20 years, the government has been debating expanding Dar es Salaam’s road and railway network but finally approved a plan in July of this year.

Minister for Works John Magufuli said the importance of the project could not be overemphasised.
“Dar es Salaam contributes nearly 80 per cent of the national income,” Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda told Parliament on Thursday.

In a speech to wind up the Parliamentary budget session, the PM noted that some workers spend four to six hours a day commuting to and from work.

The project will cut traffic jams at peak hours from four hours to about 10 minutes and workers will be able to produce more and the saved time, he said. The ambitious plan has seen the commencement of the Dar Rapid Transport Agency (Dart) project.

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Mtwara — THAT Mtwara is hastily becoming Tanzania's economic powerhouse is no longer debatable. The question today is how well prepared are Mtwarans to not only adapt to but also benefit from the fast economic changes in the southern region.

The historically belittled and snubbed southern regions of Mtwara and Lindi have abruptly become the darling of everybody, entrepreneurs in particular, as thriving economic activities have resulted in business boom. The discoveries of oil and gas are the most attraction to multinational companies conducting deep sea exploration works in Mtwara and Lindi. According to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), there are eight firms from the UK, Brazil and Norway conducting deep sea explorations for oil and gas.

"Mtwara is truly undergoing economic transformation and if the current pace of development persists, chances are that the natives will soon find their own town unfriendly to live," says Mohamed Mwisime, a taxi driver in the coastal town of Mtwara. Mr Mwisime believes that Mtwara town is today among the country's most visited towns, "Most of the guests we get here, looking from the mode of transport and type of accommodation they check in, are high income earners."

The two airlines--Precision Air and Fly 540--that ply the Dar es Salaam-Mtwara route daily get sufficient customers, an indication that there is good business. And, according to the taxi driver, it's difficult for a guest arriving in Mtwara after 5 p.m without an advance booking to get accommodation. "Most of the good hotels and guests houses are fully booked by 4 p.m," he says, hinting that some gas and oil exploration companies have booked some of the hotels for full year.

Speaking at the Regional Consultative Council (RCC) here last week, Mtwara Regional Commissioner Joseph Simbakalia challenged the southerners to prepare for the sweeping economic changes by investing in their children's education. "We have to seriously take our children to school to fully enjoy the fruits of the coming social and economic development," said Mr Simbakalia who also chaired the RCC.

As a result of economic transformations in the southern region, Mtwara Port is undergoing major expansion to cope with expansive demand estimated at 25 million tonnes of cargo in the next 20 years.Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) Acting Director General Madeni Kipande told the RCC that the first phase of the port improvement has started with construction of four berths and expansion of the supply base for oil and gas exploration activities.

But, he called for joint strategies to improve transport infrastructure connected to the port, warning that any improvement of the port without strong support of reliable railway network amounts to mere wastage of resources. "We as a country will hardly move if we rely on road transport...we have to put a reliable railway network in place to help us reap the fruits of our investment on expansion of Mtwara Port," Mr Kipande argued.

Lack of railway to haul cargo destined for other regions and neighbouring countries, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia in particular, is among the impediments that cripple the port's efficiency. Mtwara Port, with 400,000 tonne capacity, is currently capable of handling all cargo but experts warn that given the pace at which investors are relocating to Mtwara and other southern regions, the facility will soon be overwhelmed.

The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) has declared 110 hectares in Mtwara for a Freeport Zone to facilitate speedy handling of cargo for gas and oil exploration works. EPZA Research and Planning Manager James Maziku says out of the declared area, 10 hectares at the existing Mtwara port are scheduled for immediate development to serve service providers to oil and gas companies.

A combination of the influx of petroleum companies in the country, demand from suppliers and service providers of the petroleum firms as well as cost savings renders the Freeport Zone inevitable. TPA will develop and operate the Freeport through building onsite infrastructure--roads, water supply systems, sewage systems, fence and administrative blocks as well as creating plots within the zone as per the master plan.

Inadequate port facilities to match the upcoming demand remains a serious problem as of the existing only two berths, one is reserved exclusively for the drilling operations. Yet, cargo handled at Mtwara Port have almost doubled in six years from 143,072 metric tonnes in 2006/07 to 244,183 tonnes as a result of mainly bumper cashew nut harvests and oil rig supplies to oil and gas exploration companies.

A further drastic cargo increase is projected out of the multi-billion US dollar projects on the pipeline. Director of Heavy Industry with the National Development Corporation (NDC) Alley Mwakibolwa told the meeting that projects under the Mtwara Development Corridor (MtDC) alone can create about 34 million tonne cargo in mineral, forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, trade and tourism sectors.

Through Liganga iron ore and MtDC coal resources, Tanzania seeks to unlock 5.6 billion US dollar (about 9trn/-) investments, with potential of generating thousands of jobs and revenues. Engineer Mwakibolwa said through the Liganga-Mchuchuma and Ngaka cluster of the MtDC, there would be 18,000 direct and indirect jobs for Tanzanians, relocating to the southern regions.
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Modern cargo, passenger ship for Zanzibar
By In2EastAfrica Reporter




As Tanzanians recover from tragic ferry disasters that rocked the country recently, efforts to improve marine transportation have gained momentum following the purchase of newly built passenger ship expected to arrive in the country by the end of this month.

Zanzibar has had two tragic ferry accidents within a year (2011/2012) killing hundreds of people. The disasters are linked to sub-standard vessels, unprofessional conduct and negligence of marine regulations and corruption.”Due to increasing demand for reliable marine transport, we have been prompted to buy a modern ship.

This will definitely reduce transport difficulties between mainland and Zanzibar,” said Mr Hussein Said, General Manager of the AZAM Marine Company Limited. He said the ship christened ‘Azam Sealing’ with the capacity to carry at least 1,500 passengers and 500 tonnes of cargo was purchased from Greece, this year, at a cost of about 15 million US dollars and “it’s on its way to Tanzania.

“This is a newly built ship and it has been approved by the Zanzibar Maritime Authority (ZMA). It’s a modern standard ship able to carry up to 220 vehicles at ago. So this will be an opportunity for people who would like to travel with their vehicles to and from Zanzibar to do so,” said the manager.

He said that the ship has all the necessary life saving equipment and it will be probably the first ever big passenger ship to ply the Zanzibar/Pemba/Dar es Salaam route.

Meanwhile, the Zanzibar Minister of State (Finance, Economy and Development Planning), Mr Omar Yussuf Mzee, has said that plans by the Zanzibar government to buy a new standard passenger/cargo ship have been progressing well.

“We need to have USD 12 million for the intended ship with the capacity to carry 100 tonnes. We are now consulting Lloyds Company on our ship specifications before engaging a ship building company to start the job,” said Mzee as he admits that the demand for the improvement of marine transport is very high.

By ISSA YUSSUF, Tanzania Daily News

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