Tanzania: Hundreds Turn Up for TPA Grand Projects
TANZANIA Ports Authority (TPA) has assured prospective investors that the authority will accord them cooperation and continue creating conducive environment for investment.
The TPA Acting Director General for Tanzania Ports Authority CEO Mr Madeni Kipande made the remarks while opening an Information Sharing Meeting on Expression of Interest (EOI) for ten major projects advertised by TPA recently. "I am pleased by this great response.
It is indeed a sign of serious commitment of the private sector to invest in Tanzania maritime ports and bring up the economies of not only Tanzania but also the neighbouring land locked countries. Be assured of our readiness and support to ensure fairness and openness in the whole process," he said.
The meeting was set to provide investors with clarification on various issues to enable them prepare exhaustive EOI for qualification to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. According to Mr Kipande, TPA is looking for finances and best proposed terms for execution of the projects on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) arrangement.
The investors sought clarification on Information Memorandum from TPA experts over a number of issues that would enable them come up with good proposals. The investors hailed TPA Management for preparing a comprehensive Information Memorandum. However they raised concern over a number of issues among them being the viability of the projects, criteria and rationale of the projects and detailed designs.
The projects floated out for prospective investors are Modernization of Berths no. 1-7 that entails strengthening and deepening of berths and construction of Ro-Ro Berths, installation of conveyor Belts for bulk cargo handling, Development of Bulk Liquid Custody Transfer Tank Farm at Mjimwema, Procurement of Floating Dock, Construction of Four additional berths and the development of Portside (Free Port Zone) at Mtwara Port.
For the Lake Zone lined project is the Modernization of Mwanza South port. The need to expand and develop new ports is based on the TPA long term investment vision and objectives as stipulated in the 20 years Tanzania Ports Master Plan (2009-2028) which focus on having; state-of-the art ports which are efficient, environmentally and user friendly. The deadline for submission of Express of Interest has been extended to June 17, 2013.
Source: Daily News
With $11bn Bagamoyo port, Tanzania prepares to take on EA hub Mombasa
Kenya’s status as the region’s logistics hub has again come under threat after Tanzania signed a deal with China to set up the bloc’s largest port and expand Dar es Salaam’s main airport.
The $11 billion Bagomoyo port will be bigger than the Dar es Salaam and Mombasa ports, tilting the scales of regional trade in favour of Tanzania.
Bagamoyo will have the capacity to handle 20 million containers a year, compared with Mombasa’s installed capacity of 600,000 and Dar es Salaam’s 500,000.
The country has also secured $164.3 million from the Netherlands for the expansion of the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam to ease pressing capacity constraints.
Source: Trade Mark East Africa website
Cargo traffic at Dar es Salaam port goes up by 20 percent
Cargo handled at the Dar es Salaam Port between July 2012 and February 2013 has gone up to 8.31 million tons from 6.94 million tons.
Source: East African Business Week
Mwambani waanza kulipwa fidia kupisha ujenzi wa bandari
Serikali imeanza kulipa mamilioni ya fedha kwa ajili ya fidia kwa wananchi wa eneo la Mwambani lililopo nje kidogo ya jiji la Tanga ambalo linatarajiwa kujengwa bandari mpya ya ya lami.
Akizungumza na NIPASHE wakati shughuli ya ulipaji wa fidia hiyo ikiendelea, Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Uchukuzi, Omar Chambo, alisema jumla ya Sh. bilioni 4.9.6 zilizotengwa na serikali kwa ajili ya fidia kwa wakazi hao zimeanza kulipwa tangu Mei Mosi mwaka huu.
Alisema eneo hilo ni lile lililoandaliwa kwa ajili ya ujenzi wa Bandari ya Mwambani na reli lenye ukumbwa wa zaidi ya hekta 300.
Alisema wananchi 313 kati ya 618 wameanza kulipwa katika eneo lenye ukubwa wa hekta 150 linalotarajiwa kujengwa reli, mbali na hekta 172 zitakazo jengwa bandari hiyo.
Akizungumza na wananchi hao katika eneo hilo jana, Chambo aliwataka kutokuwa na hofu juu ya malipo yao na kwamba yatafanyika kwa umakini na kila mtu atapata haki yake anayostahili.
Mwenyekiti wa kamati ya kushughulikia madai ya wananchi hao, Kassim Shehoza, alisema miongoni mwa malalamiko ya wananchi hao mbali na mapunjo, pia walilalamikia ukimya wa Halmashauri ya Jiji la Tanga kutokuwaonyesha eneo wanalopaswa kwenda kuanzisha makazi mapya.
Dar, Lusaka in border deal
In a bid to curb vehicle congestion and boost the country’s economy, the governments of Tanzania and Zambia will establish a one-stop border point at Tunduma in Mbeya Region.
The deputy minister for Transport, Mr Charles Tizeba, told Parliament on Friday that the government was aware of the challenges facing lorry drivers and Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) officials at the Tunduma border with Zambia.
He was speaking during the winding-up of the ministry’s 2013/14 budget estimates.
Source: The Citizen
Ahadi ya meli kwa maziwa matatu inaenda vyema - Dk. Mwakyembe
Serikali imesema utekelezaji wa ahadi ya kujenga meli tatu katika ziwa Viktoria, Tanganyika na Nyasa unaenda vizuri na unategemewa kukamilika kabla ya mwaka 2015.
Dk. Mwakyembe amesema Tanzania inawasiliana na Serikali ya Korea Kusini kupitia Benki ya Exim kupata mkopo wenye masharti nafuu kujenga meli tatu za abiria na mizigo katika maziwa hayo.
Amesema kumekuwa na ukuwaji wa shehena na makasha katika mwambao wa Bandari na kuongeza kuwa ujenzi wa Bandari ya Bagamoyo umeanza utekelezaji wake baada ya Serikali kusaini mkataba na Serikali ya Watu wa China, Machi 23, mwaka huu.
Kuhusu Bandari ya Mwambani, Dk. Mwakyembe amesema tayari zabuni imetangazwa ili kumpata mwekezaji kwa ajili ya kuendeleza Bandari hiyo kwa mpango wa ubia.
Chanzo: Hotuba ya Waziri wa Uchukuzi, Bungeni Dodoma Mei, 2013
“Pamoja na hayo Bandari ya Mtwara pia itatumika kupitisha vyombo vinavyotumika katika utafiti, uchimbaji na uendelezaji wa gesi,” ameongeza Dk. Kikwete. Rais ametoa ufafanuzi huo katika hotuba yake ya mwisho wa mwezi wa kwanza mwaka 2013, ambapo pamoja na mambo mengine alilenga kutoa ufafanuzi wa harakati za kupinga gesi kusafirishwa kutoka Mtwara.
Chanzo: Hotuba ya Rais/Kwa habari zaidi soma TPA Gazeti katika tovuti hii.
More than 75,000 motor vehicles were imported by Zambians through the Port of Dar es Salaam in 2012 compared to 25,000 for previous year, The Times of Zambia reported recently.
Dar port efficiency impresses EU delegates