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Old May 27th, 2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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Thanks Butembo...will start with this news:

JK to lay foundation stone for Tanga-Horohoro road

President Jakaya Kikwete is on Friday expected to lay a foundation stone at Mikocheni in Tanga city to signal the beginning of construction of the Tanga -Horohoro road to tarmac level.

The 65-kilometre road is expected to cost 70bn/-.

According to Tanga regional commissioner Said Kalembo, President Kikwete is expected to lay the foundation stone on Friday, which will mark the commencement of construction activities.

Tanzania National Roads Agency acting regional manager Alfred Ndumbaro said that the construction of the road has been financed by the US government through the Millennium Challenge Account.

Ndumbaro said currently the road was under a Chinese company, Sinohydro, adding that construction of the road was among President Kikwete’s campaign pledges.

“People have already been compensated, and we expect that upon its completion it will help to open the doors for the growth of the Tanzanian economy and boost economic relations between the two countries.
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“People have already been compensated, and we expect that upon its completion it will help to open the doors for the growth of the Tanzanian economy and boost economic relations between the two countries.
Means Tanzania and Kenya.
Horohoro is at the border on Tanzanian side linking Lunga lunga on the Kenyan side.
This is a project aimed for coast corridor from Lamu-Mombasa-Tanga-Pangani-Saadani-Bagamoyo-Dar
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Serikali yasaini mkataba wa trilioni 10

SERIKALI kupitia Shirika la Maendeleo ya Petroli Tanzania (TPDC) imesaini mkataba wa miaka 25 wa kutafuta gesi asilia na mafuta utakaogharimu zaidi ya Shilingi Trilioni 10.

Mafuta na gesi vitatafutwa chini ya bahari mkoani Mtwara kwa kuzingatia sheria za Tanzania bara.

Waziri wa Nishati na Madini,William Ngeleja na Mkurugenzi wa ufundi wa kampuni ya Ophir, Jonathan Taylor wameasani mkataba huo leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Kampuni ya Ophir itafanya kazi hiyo kwa kushirikiana na kampuni ya BG group.

Ngeleja amesema,mkataba huo ni wa kihistoria na kwamba,baada ya kuhakikisha gesi na mafuta vimepatikana unaweza kuongezwa hadi miaka 45 kwa kuzingatia mazingira ya wakati huo.

Amesema,mkataba huo utakaoanza kutekelezwa wakati wowote kuanzia sasa ni wa kihistoria kwa kuwa,hakuna mradi uliowahi kuwekezwa kwa gharama hizo.

Kwa mujibu wa Ngeleja, Serikali ya Tanzania na kampuni ya Ophir wamekubaliana kuzingatia maslahi ya wananchi.

“Mkataba huu wa dola bilioni saba ambao ni sawa na shilingi Trilioni 10 ni wa gharama kubwa ambayo haijawahi kuwekezwa kwa kiasi hicho tangu wawekezaji waanze kufanya shughuli za utafuaji gesi asilia na mafuta ambapo katika sehemu hizo kuna dalili za mafanikio” amesema Waziri Ngeleja

Amesema, Ofisi ya Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali imeupitia mkataba huo na pia Serikali imepata ushauri kutoka kitengo cha sheria cha Jumuiya ya Madola.

Ngeleja amesema, iwapo utafutaji huo utafanikiwa, wameweka kipaumbele kutumia gesi na mafuta katika ujenzi wa viwanda vya kuzalisha mbolea ili kuboresha Kilimo,ujenzi wa viwanda vya sementi pamoja na gesi asilia kutumika kuzalisha umeme.

Mkurugenzi wa Masoko na Uwekezaji kutoka Shirika la Maendeleo ya Petroli Tanzania (TPDC) Dismas Fuko, amesema, wawekezaji wanamiliki kwa asilimia 80 na Serikali ina asilimia 20 ya kazi hiyo ya kutafuta mafuta na gesi.

Taylor amesema,watanzania zaidi ya 2,000 watapata ajira katika shughuli za ujenzi zitakazoanza hivi karibuni na pia idadi kama hiyo pia inatarajiwa kuajiriwa wakati wa utafutaji ukianza.

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First phase of ICT broadband backbone is activated nationwide
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The National Information Communication and Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) was switched on yesterday in 16 regions after the completion of the first phase of its construction.


The move brings the hope of increased efficiency and reduced Internet charges in Tanzania.


The backbone, which is the terrestrial continuation of the fibre optic submarine cables that landed in Dar es Salaam recently, has already led to a 99 per cent drop in Internet capacity charges.


Internet service providers (ISPs) who spoke to The Citizen on the new development were optimistic that the backbone would greatly contribute to the reduction of charges of Internet services to consumers. However, they said that despite the significant reduction of broadband capacity charges, other factors, which have not changed much, have a role to play in determining Internet and data charges.


Seacom Tanzania Limited managing director Anna Kahama-Rupia said her company would decrease its charges in the near future, but could not give a time frame for the reduction.


“We had to pass through Kenya for us to reach the landlocked countries of Rwanda and Burundi, but with the national backbone we shall easily penetrate through all regions in the country and reach those across the borders,” she said.


Mr Sanctus Msimbe, the SimbaNet corporate business manager said other factors, despite broadband capacity charges, were important in determining the pricing of Internet and data connectivity to consumers.


He mentioned the factors as the Internet and data (content) prices from international providers.


Capacity charges are costs incurred for using the infrastructure to transmit the Internet bandwidth or data. The capacity transmission services come in both protected and non-protected options.


There are also expenses incurred by ISPs for connecting consumers with the backbone.


He also said the minimum annual capacity (STM-1) to be provided through the new backbone is still too much and too expensive for most of the ISPs in the country.


“I would advise the government to come up with smaller capacity offerings than STM-1, because, apparently, business models for most ISPs cannot afford to pay $180,000 per year,” he said.


The NICTBB project that was embarked on in 2008 and is expected to cost about Sh251 billion when it is completed countrywide at the end of this year.


Its operational management will be handled by the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL).


The director for Information and Communication Technologies at the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Dr Zaipuna Yonah, told The Citizen on Monday that work to construct the infrastructure was completed for phase I routes and that it was ready for use.


“The work for phase one has been completed, this includes about 16 regions where we think have ICT potential users,” he said.


“Whereas initially, distance was also considered on setting charges for transmitting any capacity, Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL) will now be charging flat-rate independent of the distances.”


The backbone has the capacity to carry on all information and link ups with international sub-marine cables that connect the country to the rest of the globe, he said.


The project is funded by a $170 million soft loan from China and Sh30 billion from government sources.


For many years the country was depending on the microwave (satellite) that was inefficient and expensive.

According to Dr Yonah, the first part of the project covers three routes, Northern Ring I that has point of presence in Babati, Arusha, Moshi and Tanga. And Nothern Ring II covering Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Iringa, Dodoma and Singida.


While the third route (Western Link I and II) have point of presence in Shinyanga, Mwanza, Geita, Biharamulo, Rusumo and Kambanga.


The completed routes link the country to neighboring countries like Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda.


“Although some of phase II works have been covered in phase I, we are set to complete other routes such as those connecting us to Zambia and Malawi by the end of this year,” said the engineer.


With availability of the infrastructure, the country will have no excuse to exploit the ICT potentials in nearly all socio-economic and political areas.


Of late Internet has become not a luxurious service but rather part and parcel to many developing countries.


However analysts question on how Tanzania, the country that aspires to be an ICT hub in the region, has prepared its people on tapping all potentials in provision of various digital services including e-government, e-business, e-education, e-health, e-tourism and others.


“With such a reliable connectivity, every one should think on how they can tap the ICT potentials in their areas of interest, be it in tourism, education, or in governance,” said Dr Yonah.


Already neighboring countries that are landlocked have expressed interest to use the newly built national ICT backbone so as they can get international links via the submarine cables that landed at the Indian Ocean shores recently.


Such countries include Zambia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi.
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TANROADS puts final touches on Arusha-Moshi road

THE feasibility study for the proposed four-track highway to link Arusha town and Kilimanjaro Airport is almost complete, according to the Tanzania Roads Agency.

The TANROADS Regional Manager, Mr Desdatus Kakoko, said that initial works would include upgrading of the current highway from the single two-way track to a double lane, four-way road from Arusha to Usa-River.

The highway will then be reduced to a two-lane motorway via the Kilimanjaro International Airport junction on to Holili-Taveta border area.

"The project will be executed under the East African Community," said Mr Kakoko adding that the 80-kilometre distance from Arusha to Moshi on the Tanzanian side may have a total of 130 kilometres if the current distance between Moshi and Holili will be added.

The project, according to the TANROADS manager, will also include a diversion of the current highway to the south of Arusha Municipality via the Old-Moshi (Now Nyerere) road which is to be upgraded to a three-track highway joining Mbauda, Unga-Limited and Njiro.

The feasibility study is being undertaken by the consulting engineer, M/s Egis Bceom, who signed a contract with the East African Community Secretariat in August 2009. At the moment the firm is studying southern areas of the municipality.

Meanwhile, a total of 35km out of 104.2 km road, joining Arusha (Tanzania) and Athi-River (Kenya) via Namanga has been completed. The China Geo-Engineering Corporation is undertaking the project. The project is also undertaken by the East African Community.
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Serikali yasaini mkataba wa trilioni 10

SERIKALI kupitia Shirika la Maendeleo ya Petroli Tanzania (TPDC) imesaini mkataba wa miaka 25 wa kutafuta gesi asilia na mafuta utakaogharimu zaidi ya Shilingi Trilioni 10.

Mafuta na gesi vitatafutwa chini ya bahari mkoani Mtwara kwa kuzingatia sheria za Tanzania bara.

Waziri wa Nishati na Madini,William Ngeleja na Mkurugenzi wa ufundi wa kampuni ya Ophir, Jonathan Taylor wameasani mkataba huo leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Kampuni ya Ophir itafanya kazi hiyo kwa kushirikiana na kampuni ya BG group.

Ngeleja amesema,mkataba huo ni wa kihistoria na kwamba,baada ya kuhakikisha gesi na mafuta vimepatikana unaweza kuongezwa hadi miaka 45 kwa kuzingatia mazingira ya wakati huo.

Amesema,mkataba huo utakaoanza kutekelezwa wakati wowote kuanzia sasa ni wa kihistoria kwa kuwa,hakuna mradi uliowahi kuwekezwa kwa gharama hizo.

Kwa mujibu wa Ngeleja, Serikali ya Tanzania na kampuni ya Ophir wamekubaliana kuzingatia maslahi ya wananchi.

“Mkataba huu wa dola bilioni saba ambao ni sawa na shilingi Trilioni 10 ni wa gharama kubwa ambayo haijawahi kuwekezwa kwa kiasi hicho tangu wawekezaji waanze kufanya shughuli za utafuaji gesi asilia na mafuta ambapo katika sehemu hizo kuna dalili za mafanikio” amesema Waziri Ngeleja

Amesema, Ofisi ya Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali imeupitia mkataba huo na pia Serikali imepata ushauri kutoka kitengo cha sheria cha Jumuiya ya Madola.

Ngeleja amesema, iwapo utafutaji huo utafanikiwa, wameweka kipaumbele kutumia gesi na mafuta katika ujenzi wa viwanda vya kuzalisha mbolea ili kuboresha Kilimo,ujenzi wa viwanda vya sementi pamoja na gesi asilia kutumika kuzalisha umeme.

Mkurugenzi wa Masoko na Uwekezaji kutoka Shirika la Maendeleo ya Petroli Tanzania (TPDC) Dismas Fuko, amesema, wawekezaji wanamiliki kwa asilimia 80 na Serikali ina asilimia 20 ya kazi hiyo ya kutafuta mafuta na gesi.

Taylor amesema,watanzania zaidi ya 2,000 watapata ajira katika shughuli za ujenzi zitakazoanza hivi karibuni na pia idadi kama hiyo pia inatarajiwa kuajiriwa wakati wa utafutaji ukianza.

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Ophir Energy firm to explore gas in Mtwara
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TANZANIA has signed development agreements with Ophir Energy Company to commercialize natural gas in Mtwara region. The project will be conducted in deep water in Mtwara region and it will cost more than 7bn US dollars.

The Minister for Energy and Minerals Mr William Ngeleja said that the project will start soon after realization of gas reserved and it is operated in three parts.

''The agreement is in three parts which is between the government, Tanzania Petroleum Development Cooperation (TPDC) and Ophir Energy,'' he said.

He said that the gas development agreements between the three parts signify good working relationship between themselves and the operator.

''We are delighted by the commitment of Ophir in fulfilling its exploration programme and to develop natural gas resources from the contact areas if adequate gas reserves are discovered,'' he said.

He said that the British Gas-Group will also bring into the joint venture, its wealth of experience in exploration, production and commercialization of gas worldwide including their strength in carrying out operations consistent with good petroleum industry practices.
He added that some of the provisions of agreements included commitment by the sponsors to finance exploration, appraisal and development of natural resources.

''The sponsors are also committed to commercializing the gas both for export in form of liquefied natural gas while meeting the domestic obligation of supplying gas for local market,'' he said.

He said that the agreement has based on making sure the country is benefiting in three special areas such as increase local manure production industries, natural gas in the country and the increase of gas in cement industries.

Mr Ngeleja welcomed other companies for investment and exploration in gas and energy and he said; ''I am therefore, delighted to see a number of foreign exploration companies showing interest to come and invest in Tanzania. The government is committed to continuing promotion of exploration for oil and gas.''

He said that one of the key objectives undermining the National Energy Policy is aiming at ensuring that the country receives reliable supply of energy and energy services to all parts of the country.

At present the country boasts of having 13 exploration companies operating in oil and gas which include Dominiom Oil and Gas of United Kingdom exploring in Mandawa, Kisangire Selous and Block number 7 in the deep water; Ndovu Resources of UK exploring in Nyuni East of Songo Songo and Ruvuma basin located in Mtwara and Lindi region; and Petrobras of Brazil exploring in the deep water Blocks 5 and 6.

The Director for Marketing and Investment, and also Acting Director for TPDC Mr Dismas Alphonce said that in the agreement the country will benefit 20 per cent and Ophir Energy Company 20 per cent while the 60 per cent will go to BG- Group.

He also said that the project will be of 25 years and will be renewable if it will need more time.
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that is step in the right direction
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President Kikwete to Lay Foundation Stone for 300 million Dollar EPZ

Dar Es Salaam — PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete is expected to lay the foundation stone for Tanzania's first privately-owned Export Processing Zone (EPZ) on Friday, bringing a new dawn in the country's industrialization revolution process.

The EPZ, located at Zinga in Bagamoyo, some 40 kilometres from Dar es Salaam, is a brainchild of the Dar es Salaam-based Kamal Group.

The Kamal Group chairman, Mr Gagan Gupta, told journalists in Dar es Salaam on Monday that everything was on track and that the ceremony will be witnessed by government officials, ambassadors as well as local and international investors.

"Everything is on track and the president had accepted to come and lay the foundation stone," Mr Gupta said

Kamal Group, a firm that operates companies dealing in steels, mining, construction, agricultural equipment as well as industrial and medical gases among others, plans to inject a total of USD 300 million (about 400 bn/-) to create the country's first private EPZ.

According to Mr Gupta, when put to maximum productivity, the Guptas' EPZ will create direct employment for 25,000 people while a minimum one million people will be employed indirectly.

The government believes the creation of the Kamal Industrial Estate marks the coming of industries to the Coast region, a region that had for a long time been neglected due to its closeness to Dar es Salaam.

This is a milestone development in industrialization of Pwani (the Coast Region)... I can only urge citizens to cooperate with the investors to create the much-needed win-win situation," the Regional Commissioner for the Coastal Region, Ms Amina Mrisho, said recently.

So far, 24 plots have already been allocated to investors.


"We are getting a very good response from countries like United Arab Emirates, India and China and with the government's support that we enjoy, there is no looking back," said Mr Gupta.

The park will make a space for various industries like Transformer manufacturing, oil refinery, steel plant, sugar industry, pulse and grain processing plant, assembling plant for two wheeler vehicles, and various other industries.

It is also anticipated that the project will stimulate value addition to local products.

Other anticipated benefits include boosting Tanzania's exports and increase the country's foreign exchange earnings. "This is a vital step towards improving the country's trade deficit. Investors at the site will also bring with them technology which Tanzania badly needs," said Mr Gupta


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USD 450 Million Container Terminal for Dar

Construction works on port of Dar es Salaam second container terminal will start in 2011
Thursday, 01 July 2010

Construction of a second container terminal for the port of Dar es Salaam is set to begin early in 2011, according to news reports in Tanzania.

Dar es Salaam’s Daily News quoted Tanzania Ports Authority Director-General Ephraim Mgawe as saying that cargo volumes have increased at a rate of 15 percent per annum for several years whereas the available space at the port’s container terminal has not.

Mgawe said that having a second terminal at the port would provide customers, particularly those from neighbouring countries, with the confidence to choose Dar es Salaam as the port of choice.

"We have managed to lower the number of days of unloading ships from between 19 and 22 to between 11 and 12 days. This is a great achievement so far reached at the port," Mgawe said. He added that by having the new USD 450 million container terminal erected at the Kurasini area, the port may further lower the days required to unload ships to five days only.

Tanzania Ports Authority has indicated that in order to avoid the controversies that arose with the Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), a different operator would be appointed for the new terminal. The terminal would have the capacity to handle twice as much as Dar es Salaam’s present terminal, which has a capacity of between 250,000 and 310,000 TEUs.
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TANROADS puts final touches on Arusha-Moshi road

THE feasibility study for the proposed four-track highway to link Arusha town and Kilimanjaro Airport is almost complete, according to the Tanzania Roads Agency.

The TANROADS Regional Manager, Mr Desdatus Kakoko, said that initial works would include upgrading of the current highway from the single two-way track to a double lane, four-way road from Arusha to Usa-River.

The highway will then be reduced to a two-lane motorway via the Kilimanjaro International Airport junction on to Holili-Taveta border area.

"The project will be executed under the East African Community," said Mr Kakoko adding that the 80-kilometre distance from Arusha to Moshi on the Tanzanian side may have a total of 130 kilometres if the current distance between Moshi and Holili will be added.

The project, according to the TANROADS manager, will also include a diversion of the current highway to the south of Arusha Municipality via the Old-Moshi (Now Nyerere) road which is to be upgraded to a three-track highway joining Mbauda, Unga-Limited and Njiro.

The feasibility study is being undertaken by the consulting engineer, M/s Egis Bceom, who signed a contract with the East African Community Secretariat in August 2009. At the moment the firm is studying southern areas of the municipality.

Meanwhile, a total of 35km out of 104.2 km road, joining Arusha (Tanzania) and Athi-River (Kenya) via Namanga has been completed. The China Geo-Engineering Corporation is undertaking the project. The project is also undertaken by the East African Community.
I used this road back in 2007 and its a joy to drive on. Why are they dualling the stretch upto Usa-river? I mean, thats a really small town. They should have considered dualling upto Moshi.
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I used this road back in 2007 and its a joy to drive on. Why are they dualling the stretch upto Usa-river? I mean, thats a really small town. They should have considered dualling upto Moshi.
Ill adviced projects! Moshi could make more sense as it would have opened up economic potentials btn the two regions
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Ill adviced projects! Moshi could make more sense as it would have opened up economic potentials btn the two regions
And that would reflect on the Tanzanian economy for sure. I think Northern Tanzania is one of the main (if not the main) economic drivers of the economy outside Dar.
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Brazil to help Tanzania develop its biofuel sector, also talks debt reflief

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Brazil, the world's leader in sugar cane-based ethanol production, wants to help Tanzania develop its biofuel sector and will consider waiving debt worth $240 million, its president said on Wednesday.


Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaSigning a memorandum of understanding between the two countries, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva urged his countrymen to invest in the agriculture sector of east Africa's second largest economy.

"Brazil has the highest technology in tropical agriculture in the world and is willing to transfer this technology," said Lula. No details on the memorandum were immediately available.

"We would like the Brazilian business community to invest in agriculture in Tanzania so that Tanzania can make biofuels in the same way that Brazil does," he added.

Lula said Brazil was open to talks on the possibility of waiving off Tanzania's $240 million debt with the South American country.
Soaring fossil fuel costs and concerns over carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming have led investors to turn to cleaner energy sources like biofuels. Many are focusing on Africa.

"Biofuels is one of the areas where we have a huge potential. We have many valleys where we grow a lot of sugarcane, mostly for making only one product (sugar) for local consumption," said Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete.

Kikwete said implementation of a project by Swedish biofuels firm Sekab, which plans to start producing 100 million litres of ethanol a year in Tanzania by 2012 at a cost of between $200 million and $300 million, had been delayed by the global financial slowdown.

He said the Tanzanian government had already given the Swedish investors 30,000 hectares (74,130 acres) of land for the biofuels project and was ready to allocate close to 200,000 hectares for the initiative.

"We need investments in Tanzania and there is surplus capital in Brazil ... diplomacy has to serve the economic interests of our countries," said Kikwete, who described the volume of trade between Tanzania and Brazil as shameful.
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Zanzibar gets 32 back-up power generators

The governments of Norway, Sweden and Britain, in collaboration with the Zanzibar government, have provided 32 (1MVA) diesel generators to help provide a safe and reliable power back-up system and energy security on the island of Unguja.

According to a press statement issued in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, the generators, whose purchase and installation costs approximately 17bn/-, will provide 25MW of emergency power to the Unguja island.

The statement said the generators will provide a great relief to the estimated 800,000 people of the island, including a quarter of households which are connected to the national power grid.

The statement said Zanzibar has experienced several power outages in the past when the cable that supplies the island’s main source of electricity has failed.

The last major power outage in December 2009 lasted 3 months and had significant economic and social impacts. Many small businesses were forced to work shorter hours or close early in the season, which impacted people’s incomes and government revenue.

The supply of clean water was, according to UN assessment, reduced by 50 per cent. Government had to spend extra money to keep essential services like hospitals and schools running.

The statement said although the cable has now been repaired and a new one is expected to be installed in 2013, islanders have no alternative source of centrally supplied power during outages. They continue to rely on private generators to supply energy to homes and keep essential services, like clean water supply, hospitals and schools, going.

The generators provided by Norway, Sweden and the UK will provide a source of alternative power which is crucial to Zanzibar should the cable fail again. They will ensure that the economic and social impacts the islanders experienced during the last power shortages never happen again.
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New master plans for Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza in offing

NEW environmental master plans for Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza cities are in the final process of completion and will see major green and sanitation improvement in the three urban centres.

State Minister in the Vice President’s Office (environment) Dr Batilda Buriani revealed here that the project, which is the first ever in the country, is being executed under bilateral agreement between United Republic of Tanzania and South Korea.

“The new master plans set to be completed sometimes in August will have Tanzania’s top three potential cities having state-of-the-art waste management projects, improved environmental outlook and better sanitation,” explained Dr Buriani.

She was speaking during an environment management and planning meeting between Tanzania and Republic of Korea taking place in Arusha to lay ground works for the said projects once the six-month long preparatory process of establishing the three master plans the initial course of action which has cost close to 150 billion/-.

The meeting was also attended by Korea’s Deputy Environment Minister Mr Jong-Soo Yoon, who had signed the initial agreement between his government and Tanzania about five months ago. Also in attendance were the Dar-es-salaam City Director, Mr Kasulwa Mvano and his Mwanza counterpart Mr Wilson Kabwe.

The Arusha Municipal Director, Mr Raphael Mbunda whose precinct recently became a city said the World Bank will assist in funding the execution of the proposed master plan for Arusha once completed.

Arusha currently produce 410 tons of garbage daily but approximately 160 tons only is collected. Mr Mbunda cites a few and aged collection trucks, poor infrastructure and lack of awareness among local residents.

The new master plan, according to the director, will solve a number of these shortcomings, including total reconstruction of the town’s dump site, which will now be fitted with recycling plants, incinerators, drainage systems’ network and liquid waste filtering dams.
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ZANZIBAR plans to change the name of its international airport from its current name ‘Kisauni’ to ‘Abeid Karume Airport’ in honour and recognition of the Islands first president.

Zanzibar’s President Amani Karume approved the new name here on Wednesday at a ceremony to declare completion of the rehabilitation of the runway.
He said that Zanzibar airport could now handle and accommodate bigger planes such as airbus, “therefore we welcome international flight companies such as Qatar, KLM, to extend their flights to Zanzibar.”

Mr Karume pointed out that it was his government’s ambition to change Zanzibar airport by attracting bigger planes than any airport in the East African Region, like Trinidad & Tobago islands which has become one of the busiest airports. He also appealed to investors to establish flying schools.
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Dar-Mombasa gas pipeline to be built in east Africa
Monday, 02 Aug 2010

Canada’s Orca Exploration Group is planning to construct a natural gas pipeline from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa -- a project that should significantly reduce the cost of energy, and hence the cost of doing business, in Kenya.

The 600-kilometre pipeline from Dar es Salaam through Tanga to Mombasa will carry natural gas from the Songo Songo island and from the Mnazi Bay gas fields in southern Tanzania near the border with Mozambique.

Orca Exploration chairman and chief executive officer David Lyons said last week that the group is currently carrying out a feasibility study at its own cost.

Mr Lyons said markets for natural gas are opening up in East Africa and there is significant potential demand from the power sector.

"We are looking forward to working with partners to increase throughput and extend the pipeline network to reach new markets. This will benefit not just Orca but also others who can then develop their gas discoveries in Tanzania," he said.

Orca’s newly created infrastructure division, East Coast Transmission and Marketing, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, is currently in discussion with potential pipeline expansion partners and is keen to have a significant East Africa finance component as part of the infrastructure project.
Orca has undertaken some preliminary engineering studies for the construction of the pipeline to Mombasa, which is likely to run along the coast -- north to Mombasa and south to Mtwara to link up with the Mnazi Bay gas project.

Meanwhile, a parallel East African Community feasibility study for the same onshore route is currently ongoing. The EAC has engaged a team of consultants from Cowi (Denmark), Cowi (Tanzania Ltd) and Runji & Partners (Kenya) to carry out the study.
Senior energy officer at the EAC Peter Kinuthia, told The EastAfrican in Arusha last week that the study kicked off on July 5 and is due to be completed in February 2011.

Mr Kinuthia said the EAC will be holding the inception workshop this month (August) to firm up the methodology, with programme and consultation workshops to engage the stakeholders and the feasibility study to, among other things, package the project for the construction phase.
"The EAC is aware of the Orca undertaking and that the company is undertaking a similar study at its own cost," he said.

Orca, with 16 years’ experience of working in Tanzania, is currently in discussion with potential pipeline expansion partners and has appointed Pierre Raillard, Orca’s in-country manager in Tanzania, to run the East Coast Transmission and Marketing division.

New division’s focus

Orca, which has undertaken some preliminary engineering studies for this section, said the new division will initially focus on twinning of the existing 207-kilometre onshore natural gas pipeline system transporting Songo Songo gas to Dar es Salaam from Somanga Funga, where the marine pipeline from the Songo Songo gas field connects to the mainland.

The currently installed pipeline has a throughput capacity of 90 million cubic feet per day; Songas Ltd is planning to expand the throughput to a peak of 140 million cubic feet per day by January 2013.
Orca is an international public company with a turnover of $8.2 million engaged in natural gas exploration, development and supply in Tanzania and oil exploration in Italy.

In his keynote address to the 3rd East African Community Investment Conference held in April this year, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said that transport and electricity are East Africa’s most pressing problems.

"The cost of electricity in East Africa is now five times more than in China," President Museveni told hundreds policymakers, business leaders and international investors.

Droughts in East Africa in recent years have had a severe impact on the hydroelectric facilities in the region, with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in particular suffering from persistent power shortages.
The region is therefore seriously exploring alternatives to hydropower.

Credits: East African/Abduel Elinaza
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Dar-Mombasa gas pipeline to be built in east Africa

Monday, 02 Aug 2010

Canada’s Orca Exploration Group is planning to construct a natural gas pipeline from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa -- a project that should significantly reduce the cost of energy, and hence the cost of doing business, in Kenya.

The 600-kilometre pipeline from Dar es Salaam through Tanga to Mombasa will carry natural gas from the Songo Songo island and from the Mnazi Bay gas fields in southern Tanzania near the border with Mozambique.

Orca Exploration chairman and chief executive officer David Lyons said last week that the group is currently carrying out a feasibility study at its own cost.

Mr Lyons said markets for natural gas are opening up in East Africa and there is significant potential demand from the power sector.

"We are looking forward to working with partners to increase throughput and extend the pipeline network to reach new markets. This will benefit not just Orca but also others who can then develop their gas discoveries in Tanzania," he said.

Orca’s newly created infrastructure division, East Coast Transmission and Marketing, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, is currently in discussion with potential pipeline expansion partners and is keen to have a significant East Africa finance component as part of the infrastructure project.
Orca has undertaken some preliminary engineering studies for the construction of the pipeline to Mombasa, which is likely to run along the coast -- north to Mombasa and south to Mtwara to link up with the Mnazi Bay gas project.

Meanwhile, a parallel East African Community feasibility study for the same onshore route is currently ongoing. The EAC has engaged a team of consultants from Cowi (Denmark), Cowi (Tanzania Ltd) and Runji & Partners (Kenya) to carry out the study.
Senior energy officer at the EAC Peter Kinuthia, told The EastAfrican in Arusha last week that the study kicked off on July 5 and is due to be completed in February 2011.

Mr Kinuthia said the EAC will be holding the inception workshop this month (August) to firm up the methodology, with programme and consultation workshops to engage the stakeholders and the feasibility study to, among other things, package the project for the construction phase.
"The EAC is aware of the Orca undertaking and that the company is undertaking a similar study at its own cost," he said.

Orca, with 16 years’ experience of working in Tanzania, is currently in discussion with potential pipeline expansion partners and has appointed Pierre Raillard, Orca’s in-country manager in Tanzania, to run the East Coast Transmission and Marketing division.

New division’s focus

Orca, which has undertaken some preliminary engineering studies for this section, said the new division will initially focus on twinning of the existing 207-kilometre onshore natural gas pipeline system transporting Songo Songo gas to Dar es Salaam from Somanga Funga, where the marine pipeline from the Songo Songo gas field connects to the mainland.

The currently installed pipeline has a throughput capacity of 90 million cubic feet per day; Songas Ltd is planning to expand the throughput to a peak of 140 million cubic feet per day by January 2013.
Orca is an international public company with a turnover of $8.2 million engaged in natural gas exploration, development and supply in Tanzania and oil exploration in Italy.

In his keynote address to the 3rd East African Community Investment Conference held in April this year, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said that transport and electricity are East Africa’s most pressing problems.

"The cost of electricity in East Africa is now five times more than in China," President Museveni told hundreds policymakers, business leaders and international investors.

Droughts in East Africa in recent years have had a severe impact on the hydroelectric facilities in the region, with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in particular suffering from persistent power shortages.
The region is therefore seriously exploring alternatives to hydropower.

Credits: East African/Abduel Elinaza
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