Message from Ambassador
It is my honour and priviledge to welcome you to the official website of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Paris, France. The Embassy covers both bilateral and multilateral issues. At the bilateral level the Embassy is accredited to France, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.
At the multilateral level the Embassy is accredited to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Bureau of International Exhibitions (BIE), Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and follows proceedings of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEDC), all based in Paris, France. The Embassy is also accredited to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) based in Madrid, Spain.
The prime objective of our Embassy is to strengthen and enhance bilateral as well as multilateral relations between Tanzania and the countries of our accreditation as well as with the International Organisations in our purview. We are also charged with the responsibility of implementing Economic Diplomacy which is the main thrust of the Tanzania's Foreign Policy of the 21st century. Top on our agenda is the promotion of Tanzania as an investment, tourism and business destination.
Dar secures 900bn/- for SGR, power plant projects
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DAILY NEWS Reporter
TRADE and Development Bank (TDB) has pledged a 400 million US dollar (about 900bn/-) soft loan to the government for construction of the central Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and gas plant in Kilwa District, Lindi Region.
TDB President Admassu Tadesse said yesterday that his bank has allocated 200 million dollars for the SGR and 200 million dollars for gas power plant.
Mr Tadesse met and discussed various issues related to the two projects with Finance and Planning Minister Dr Philip Mpango as well as Energy Minister Dr Medard Kalemani.
He said Tanzania is one of the bank’s big stakeholders, adding that TDB is ready to cooperate in the execution of various development projects in the country.
Dreamliner arrival sparks great hopes
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DAILY NEWS Reporters
BOEING 787-8-Dreamliner touched the Tanzanian soil last evening, confirming the government’s resolve to reclaim the country’s lost glory in the domestic air transport industry.
There are clear indications that Tanzania may soon become both the regional air transport and tourism hub.
According to Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), the new aircraft is scheduled for domestic flights for one month before launching its first international route to Mumbai, India.
ATCL Head of Business Lily Fungamtama said the Dreamliner, with a 15-hour cruise capacity, will initially fly from Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza airports.
Dar praised for SGR project
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By LUDOVICK KAZOKA in Dodoma
VISITING Ugandan Minister for Works, Engineer Monica Ntege, has commended Tanzania for its mega project to put up Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line, saying upon its completion the railway line will play a key role in linking Dar es Salaam Port and the landlocked countries.
The minister gave the praise here on Wednesday evening after meeting with Dodoma Regional Commissioner (RC) Dr Binilith Mahenge, pointing out the SGR would also enhance relations between Tanzania and her country.
“We will meet with our business community to inform it on great opportunities which they can tap from the railway line largely in transporting their consignments,” said the Minister who is on official tour in the country’s capital city.
SGR is set to facilitate Central Corridor which is the transport and trading route in East and Central Africa. Its end point is the country’s port city of Dar es Salaam, where it connects to the rest of the world vie shipping.
Traffic jams at Tazara to end September
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By MAUREEN ODUNGA
DAR ES SALAAM motorists and commuters may now heave a sigh of relief following good news that the eagerly awaited Tazara flyover, the intersection of Nyerere Road and Nelson Mandela Expressway, will now be operational in September, almost a month before the previously set deadline.
Trials for the flyover, thework for the magnificent flyover bridge has reached 88.82 per cent. The completion of the overpass will indeed bring a sigh of relief to motorists and first overpass to be constructed in Dar es Salaam City, will be conducted in August.