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.
EU upbeat on trade, investment with Tanzania
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DAILY NEWS Reporter
15 May 2018
AS Europeans prepare for the second Europe day celebrations in Dodoma city this Thursday, the European Union (EU) has called for enhanced trade and investment relations between the European countries and Tanzania through cooperation between the business associations of the European Union and Tanzania.
The union says it is pleased with the spectacular growth of the EU Business Group in Tanzania over the past years. “We must continue the dialogue on trade and investment with full respect for each other’s responsibilities and to discuss best practices, lessons learned and above all, the way forward,’’ said the Head of the EU delegation to Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC), ambassador Roeland Van De Geer.
Speaking at the first celebrations to mark the Europe Day 2018, held in Dar es Salaam last week, the envoy said cooperation on trade and investment was crucial for a better future for all Tanzanians and that based on the European experience, he strongly believe in the promotion of intra-African trade, expressing commitment to assist Tanzania in adding value to its exports to the rest of the world.