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Tanzania: U.S.$110 Million Tractor Factory to be Financed by Poland

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has secured a $110-million soft loan from Poland to establish a tractor assembling factory that will enhance the agriculture sector, the government has confirmed.   The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Adelhem Meru, said the factory, which is expected to be constructed in Kibaha, would take-off before the next financial year.   "The construction will start.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd July 2016

Tanzania: Dodoma to Get Commercial Hub, Dry Port

Dodoma — The government plans to establish a commercial hub and dry port in Dodoma for anticipated rise in commercial activities after completion of upgrading of the airport in the designated capital.   The Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, has instructed the office of Dodoma Regional Commissioner and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to allocate areas to establish the centre and the dry port which is to handle huge commercial.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd July 2016

East Africa: 250,000 Households Get Access to Off-Grid Power

Mobisol, one of the leading providers of smart rent-to-own solar solutions in East Africa, has installed 50,000 solar systems for rural homes and businesses, enabling it connect over 250,000 beneficiaries to off-grid energy.   Thomas Gottschalk, the Mobisol founder and chief executive officer, said access to clean, affordable and reliable energy empowers entire communities to live up to their potential - improving economic well-being and.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd July 2016

Tanzania: AfDB Satisfied with Implementation of Water Projects, Pledges More Help

African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed satisfaction on Tanzania's implementation of water and sanitation projects, promising to continue working closely with the government towards the target of availing water and sanitation services to more citizens.   AfDB Director of Water and Sanitation Department Mohamed El Azizi said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the bank has financed a number of water and sanitation projects in Tanzania.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd July 2016

Tanzania: World Bank Releases Sh100 Million for New Dry Port

Dodoma — The World Bank (WB) through the Local Investment Climate (LIC) has disbursed Sh100 million for the construction of a dry port here, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa revealed yesterday.   The Premier directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the office of the regional commissioner to set aside land for the construction of the port.   Speaking when launching the project for the expansion and upgrading the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd July 2016

Tanzania: Chinese Bank to Loan U.S.$7.6 Billion for Railway Project

Plans for the construction of a 2,190-kilometre central railway line to standard gauge form are now up for implementation as Chinese Exim Bank has agreed to give a soft loan of 7.6 US dollars (about 16 trillion/-) to finance the project.   According to a statement issued yesterday by the State House, the amount is enough to cover construction of 2,190 kilometres. The project is expected to start this financial year as the government has.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd July 2016

Kenya: New Mining Law Hopes to Generate Sh300 Billion Annual Revenue By 2030

Lobbying for influential positions has started in earnest in the new legal order that will govern mining.   The new mining law replaced some laws which were enacted in 1940s just after World War II.   The law creates the crucial Mining Rights Board that will vet applications for licenses as well as a new parastatal, the National Mining Corporation.   It also creates Minerals and Metals Commodities Exchange; a parastatal that.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st July 2016

Tanzania: AfDB Gives US$ 200 Million Support to Boost Infrastructure

African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a 200 million US dollars (over 400bn/-) support to the country's transport sector reforms during the 2016/17 fiscal year.   AfDB Vice-President responsible for Human Resources and Governance Alberic Kacou unveiled the financial support in Dar es Salaam when he visited Finance and Planning Minister Dr Philip Mpango yesterday.   Dr Kacou, accompanied by the bank's Resident Director Tania.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 21st July 2016

Tanzania: Govt to Adopt Bulk Procurement System in LPG Importation

Importation of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country has changed, with the government adopting the bulk procurement system effective September, this year.   Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Juliana Pallangyo announced the changes in Dar es Salaam yesterday, inviting all interested parties to participate in the supply of LPG.   Opening the two-day annual Africa LPG summit for 2016, Dr Pallangyo.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th July 2016

Tanzania: City Water Supply System Set For Sh476 Billion Expansion

Arusha — The government has allocated Sh476 billion to expand the water supply system in the fast growing city.   This was announced over the weekend by the Director General of Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Auwsa) Ms Ruth Koya, while she took the newly-appointed Arusha District Commissioner Mrisho Gambo on a tour of the authority's water supply facilities.   She said the expansion will start in September.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th July 2016

Tanzania: Chinese Investors to Set up $100 Million Tile Factory

Mkuranga — Chinese investors are will invest $100 million (about Sh218 billion) to set up a factory that will manufacture roofing tiles in the country, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa heard on Wednesday.   Goodwill Ceramic Limited will start constructing the factory in December this year at Mkiu village, Mkuranga District in Coast region, according to the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing.   "With the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th July 2016

Tanzania: President to Re-Open Dodoma Airport Post Expansion

Dodoma — President John Magufuli is expected to grace the re-opening ceremony of Dodoma Airport on Friday, next week, after undergoing a major expansion.   The Dodoma Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Jordan Rugimbana, said here on Wednesday that the expansion was part of the government's initiative to move to the country's designated capital city. "This demonstrates President Magufuli's commitment to move to Dodoma," said Mr.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th July 2016

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