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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Construction of the much-hyped Tanzania China Logistics Centre

    TANZANIA, 2014/08/22 CONSTRUCTION of the much-hyped Tanzania China Logistics Centre, which is expected to be the major in East and Central Africa, is at last about to start. The development comes next the release of a total of 53bn/- that will be used to pay compensations to Kurasini residents where the project is expected to be built. The Minister for Industry and Trade, Dr Abdallah Kigoda, told journalists in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday that the government of Tanzania has by presently given the money to the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA), which will oversee the compensation exercise. "We are happy.
  • Tanzania: Sikonge Contractor Abandons Project

    TANZANIA, 2014/05/20 THE contractor tasked to build health facilities in Sikonge District, Tabora Region has disappeared next pocketing 2.5b/- for the construction of health facilities that are not from presently on complete. Addressing a public rally, Sikonge Member of Parliament Mr Said Nkumba said government signed a arrangement with the contractor indentified by only one name, Ham. "The money given to the contractor to build additional than seven health centres in Sikonge District, but he did not complete the constructions," Nkumba said. According to Mr Nkumba, the construction which started in 2009 was scheduled to end 2011.
  • CRDB Bank has disbursed 31 mortgage loans in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2014/05/13 CRDB Bank has disbursed 31 mortgage loans worth 1.4bn/- since the introduction of the product about a year ago, which is a sign of the fast growing housing sector in the country. Presenting the bank's financial statements to about 29,466 shareholders during the Annual General Conference (AGM) held last Saturday in Arusha, CRDB's Managing Director Dr Charles Kimei said a total of 59 mortgages loan application were received in the year ended December 2013 with a total price of 7.8bn/-. "This is a positive increase and the focus of the bank is to become the market leader in the mortgage loan-book price inclunding number of customers," noted Dr Kimei, adding that, "It is an opportunity for Tanzanians, particularly youths to own homes avoiding inconveniences caused by renting houses."
  • Tanzania: Makongo Residents Call for Rehabilitation of Road

    TANZANIA, 2014/05/05 RESIDENTS of Makongo Juu area in Dar es Salaam have appealed to the government, the Ministry of Works, in particular, to implement its longstanding plans of constructing the road, which connects the area with other city places to tarmac level. They said the road connecting Ardhi College junction from Mlimani City all the way to Goba and Mbezi Mwisho through Makongo Juu was in dilapidated national. "Once rehabilitated, the road will be used as an alternative route to residents of Goba and Mbezi Mwisho areas and, thus easing the heavy traffic and congestions of Mwenge to Ubungo Road," said one resident.
  • Japan has signed agreement to support Chipuputa dispensary in Nanyumbu

    JAPAN, 2014/03/19 JAPAN has signed a 133,436 US dollar (about 200m/-) agreement to support construction of Chipuputa dispensary in Nanyumbu district and equipment supply to Nanjota dispensary in Masasi district, both in Mtwara region. Japanese Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Masaki Okada, said in Dar es Salaam that the donation was part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP), adding that scheme supports community-participatory projects proposed by local government authorities and non-governmental organizations. "The funds are given to the recipient organization next an examination and evaluation of each application by the Japanese government on a project basis," said the envoy at the arrangement signing ceremony.
  • Two Modern Secondary Schools in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2014/02/23 BUKOBA District Council has set aside a total of 632.2m/- for construction of two modern secondary schools in Kemondo ad Nyakibimbili Wards. Bukoba District Executive Director, Ms Graides Ndyamvunye, named the two schools as Bujunangoma, which would cost 192.4m/- and Nyakibimbili, which will cost 239.8m/- upon completion. She noted that the two schools would be equipped with science laboratories, libraries, teachers' quarters and enough classrooms. Meanwhile, the Karagwe District Commissioner, Ms Darry Rwegasira, has as well directed parents and guardians to ensure that all students who were selected for Form One, this year, attend classes even if they have not completed school registration requirements.
  • Serengeti National Park Road Construction Dispute

    TANZANIA, 2014/02/13 The initial Instance Division today heard a Reference (case) by the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) contesting the United Republic of Tanzania's intention to build a "super highway" cross the Serengeti National Park, with the Kenyan organization arguing that, it would be hazardous to the environment generally and animals in particular. Next the witnesses had given evidence on this case in August 2013, the Parties came back to Court today for submissions on their respective cases. The Lawyer for ANAW, Mr. Saitabao Kanchory Mbalelo, said that the action of constructing the road across the National Park is unlawful and infringes Articles 5 3 (c), 8 1 (c), 112 1 (e), 114 1 (a) of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community. He added that the road will create negative impacts which will adversely affect the eco-system and the environment and that the Court has jurisdiction to entertain the dispute.
  • Gas Pipe Construction Employs 300 Locals Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2014/01/06 Construction work of the natural gas pipe from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam has come with blessings such that additional than 300 people have been employed in the project. The project has focused on employing local people in the implementation of the government directive that local people should be involved in the construction to gain experience and to improve their standard of living. Tanzania Petroleum Development Cooperation (TPDC), Public Relations Officer, Mr Malik Munisi said in Dar es Salaam yesterday during interview with the 'Daily News' on Saturday that TPDC was expected to employ additional Tanzanians for the coming year, adding:
  • Court Orders Cuban Company to Pay Sh3 Billion for Breach of Contract in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2013/10/27 AN Arbitration Tribunal has ordered a Cuban Company, Labionfam S.A. to pay over 3bn/- to a Chinese Company, Yong Shun Construction Company Limited, for breach of arrangement involving construction of a Biolarvicides large Plant at Kibaha in Coast Region. The Tribunal led by retired High Court Judge, Thomas Mihayo, ruled that the termination of the arrangement in question by the Cuban Company on May 22, last year, was unlawful and invalid, holding that the Labionfam S.A had breached some of terms of the arrangement in course of execution of the transaction. "The law required proper and solid grounds for termination of construction contracts and that apart, the laid down procedures must be followed. Otherwise, the termination will be invalidated," Judge Mihayo, who adjudicated the dispute as sole arbitrator ruled.