China gives Tanzania USD64.4m grant to go into construction of national university of transport and railway projects

China will also conduct the feasibility study worth US $1.4m on a new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project.

Finance and Planning Ministry Permanent Secretary Dotto James who inked the deal on behalf of the Tanzanian government said the cash was a grant and not a loan.

“China has assisted us in many projects including the Chalinze Water Project, the National Stadium, Morogoro Agricultural Centre, the Centre for Training and Cardiac Surgery, Mwalimu Nyerere International Conference Centre, drug aids and medical equipment,” said Dotto James.

The funds are meant to be spent on two infrastructure projects, that includes the construction of a national university of transport to be constructed at Mabibo in Dar es Salaam at a cost of US $62m (Sh620m).

China’s ambassador to Tanzania Wang Ke who signed the multi-million deal on behalf of China said her government’s grant will go a long way in helping strengthen development and assist Tanzania in getting development quickly.

“China will keep cooperating with Tanzania in implementing various development projects that would benefit the country and sustain bilateral relations between the two,” said Ms Wang Ke.

On the second project, China will conduct the feasibility study worth US $1.4m (140m) on a new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project.

According to James construction of SGR has already kicked start and the project will be done in two phases. Phase I of the project will begin from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro while phase II will cover from Morogoro to Makutopora in Dodoma.

The study will involve other phases of the SGR construction including starting from Dodoma to Tabora to Mwanza and from Tabora to Kigoma via Kaliua.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Sonko’s reaction as daughter Sandra Mbuvi goes international

Sonko’s reaction as daughter Sandra Mbuvi goes international

Eliud Kipchoge's special Sh20,000 earphones he can't live without

Eliud Kipchoge's special Sh20,000 earphones he can't live without

Abel Mutua's movie makes over Sh4M in 5 days

Abel Mutua's movie makes over Sh4M in 5 days

Vera imports Baby Diapers from US, Help rebuild Boniface Mwangi's house & other stories on #PulseUhondoMtaani

Vera imports Baby Diapers from US, Help rebuild Boniface Mwangi's house & other stories on #PulseUhondoMtaani

Davido and Chioma spotted together for the first time since rumoured breakup

Davido and Chioma spotted together for the first time since rumoured breakup

How Janet Mbugua's husband Eddie landed Sh240 million deal with Chinese investors

How Janet Mbugua's husband Eddie landed Sh240 million deal with Chinese investors

Diana Marua in jubilation as she celebrates new milestone [Photo]

Diana Marua in jubilation as she celebrates new milestone [Photo]

5 things you should never do to please a woman

5 things you should never do to please a woman

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)