Tanzania’s new ePassport shine at Banknote and ID Excellence Prestigious Awards in Malta
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Reconnaissance, the organisers of High Security Printing EMEA, revealed the 2019 winners of the Regional ID Documents and Banknotes of the Year awards at a special ceremony during the conference in Malta on 26 March 2019.
The ID document awards, of which there are three, recognise outstanding achievement and technical sophistication of a document and promote the best in system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport or national identity card scheme.
The banknote awards, meanwhile, recognise excellence in design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series, and again there are three categories – Best New Series, Best New Banknote and Best New Commemorative Banknote.
Tanzania’s new e Passport, Estonia’s new national e ID card and the new EU Visa project were the winners of the ID awards. Switzerland’s new banknote series, the new Bulgarian 100 lev and South Africa’s commemorative series celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s’ birth have all been recognised as best in their class in the banknote awards.
Tanzanian national soccer team qualifies for the Afcon finals
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By Majuto Omary; Dar es Salaam 25, March, 2019
The Tanzanian national soccer team, Taifa Stars, qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals for the first time in 39 years yesterday.
The Tanzanian boys beat Uganda Cranes 3-0 in an exciting Group L at the National Stadium to join teams that are through to finals to be held in Egypt in June.
Simon Msuva, who plays for Diffaael-Jadid in Morocco, opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a close range shot for a 1-0 half time lead.
Five minutes into the second half, defender Erasto Nyoni shot fans into wild celebrations when he made it 2-0 for the hosts through a well-struck penalty.
JPM flags off construction of Sh260bn bridge
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By Halili Letea; tz.nationmedia.com
Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli yesterday laid the foundation stone for construction of the Sh258.3 billion ($112.8 million), New Selander Bridge that together with connecting roads will measure 6.23 kilometres. The bridge and the connecting roads to the bridge were set to be completed in 30 months from October 2018 and will be constructed by GS Contractors Ltd from Korea. The whole project will be funded by EOCF and Korea Exim Bank from the Republic of Korea at a cost of Sh208.46 billion ($112.8 million) in association with the Tanzanian government, which will avail Sh49.45 billion ($21.82 million) for the project.
Speaking during the occasion, Dr Magufuli said construction of the bridge and the connecting roads will reduce traffic jams significantly, save time and increase government revenues.
“The project will help to save more than Sh400 billion that is lost every year as a result of traffic jams,” he told guests at the function. The President also called on GS Contractors Ltd to finish the project on time, or even bring it to a close before schedule, saying all the requirements for its accomplishment were in place. The Head of State urged the Korean Ambassador in the country, Mr Cho Tae-Ick, to give it close supervision. “I believe that under your supervision the project will be finished on time,” he said.
No compensation for road space invaders, says JPM
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By Gadiosa Lamtey; The Citizen, Thursday December 20 2018
Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli yesterday laid the foundation stone for expansion of the Dar es Salaam-Chalinze road into an eight-lane highway. The President also took the opportunity to reiterate his government’s stand that it will not pay any compensation to people whose structures were demolished to pave the way for the project after they were build on the road reserve.
Speaking at the ceremony to lay the foundation stone – which was held at the Kimara Stopover in the city – Dr Magufuli said upgrading of the 19.2-kilometre stretch aims at reducing traffic congestion along what is arguably the busiest highway in the country.