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BERNARD LUGONGO
24/07/2018

PLANS to decorate and decongest Dar es Salaam city received fresh impetus yesterday, with the contract for construction of the modern Selander Bridge Flyover signed.
The government signed the deal with South Korean GS Engineering & Construction Co Ltd for execution of the three-year project.

President John Magufuli and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon witnessed the agreement signing between Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) and the contractor at the State House in Dar es Salaam.
Dr Magufuli said the 250bn/- project, besides addressing chronic traffic jams on the old Selander Bridge, it will also beautify the city.

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KATARE MBASHIRU, 19/07/2018

PEOPLE travelling from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro will have every reason to smile come November 2019, as the company undertaking the 2.7 tri/- Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, Yapi Merkez, maintains that it is committed to beat the deadline.

As of June, 2018 the construction work for the first phase from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro had reached 16 per cent, according to Yapi Merkez Planning Chief, Enis Eryilmaz.
According to him, next month, the contractor will start laying of tracks, a move that will increase confidence in many Tanzanians who are eagerly waiting for an electronic train.

Equally, Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC), Assistant Project Manager, Engineer Machibwa Masanja insisted on Tuesday that by the end of this month, the construction works is expected to reach 18 per cent.

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BERNARD LUGONGO
18/07/2018

…Medal to be presented by ex-Mozambican President Chissano

FORMER Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano is expected to present an award to President John Magufuli after emerging winner of the African Liberation Medal, the award committee told the ‘Daily News’ yesterday.

The award is given to leaders for their contributions towards political and economic liberation in African countries.

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DAILY NEWS Reporter
18/07/2018

THE Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB) believes Tanzania now shines prominently on the tourism world map partly because of the visits of prominent personalities to the country’s tourist attractions.
The TTB Managing Director, Ms Devota Mdachi, told journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday that world prominent people didn’t want their private visits to Tanzania’s tourist attractions publicised and their requests were granted by the government and the board.

She explained, however, that “Their visits are a glaring evidence that our country is prominently shining on the tourism world map and increasing tourist arrivals is proof to that fact.
Tourists now know that Tanzania is not only safe, but that it has tourist attractions not found elsewhere on this planet.”

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