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TANESCO LAUNCHES 150 MW SOLAR TENDER IN TANZANIA

To ramp up solar’s share to its energy mix, Tanzanian power utility (Tanesco) wants to build solar plants across six regions. As the nation tries its level best successful projects will be ranging from 20 MW to 50 MW in size. With a combined capacity of 150 MW Tanzania’s state-owned power utility the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd (Tanesco) has issued a request for qualification for the construction of several large-scale PV projects.  From plants in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st May 2019

EXPERTS COLLABORATE TO EXPLORE OIL IN TANZANIA AND UGANDA

Endowed with untapped diverse energy sources including biomass, natural gas, hydropower, coal, geothermal, solar and wind power which are found in abundance in Tanzania. Out of the total energy supply Wood-fuel accounts for up to 92% hydro-electricity amounts for 2% and 7% is derived from oil products. The downstream oil industry is an important sector to the country’s economy that absorbs 55% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings on average. Nonetheless By exploiting.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st May 2019

ALLWIN PACKAGING KENYA AND ISHIDA EUROPE WORK HAND IN HAND TO INCREASE MARKET VALUE

In Kenya plastic packaging is almost entirely dependent on imports.  This is due to the post-harvest losses caused by insufficient packaging and processing technology in East African countries are as high as 30%, and up to 70% of fruits and vegetables have to besold with out packing and thus might get wasted. The increase in per capita income in Kenya has led to an increase in packaged foods and fast-moving consumer goods, especially the plastic packaging and food packaging.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th April 2019

JOINT EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN FOR VEHICLE ASSEMBLY MOVES INTO TOP GEAR

Reginald Mengi an industrialist based in Dar-es-Salaam signed a deal with a South Korean firm to set up a vehicle assembly plant in the country. The $10 million deal between Youngsan Glonet Corporation and Mengi’s IPP Automobile Company Ltd will make it the second  vehicle assembly plant in Tanzania. The other one is a Polish tractor assembly plant at Kibaha called Ursus. Mr. Mengi, the IPP group executive chairman, also shows immense interests in developing the automotive.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th April 2019

Ethiopian government regulates food and agriculture sector

The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) is undergoing various reforms and economic liberalizations in the food and agriculture sectors. Over the past five years, the process of updating and modernizing the country’s food safety, animal and plant health regulatory systems has become paramount.    These developments are attributed to the nation’s fast-paced, export-oriented economic growth, which has spurred a rising number of retail and wholesale food outlets, and food.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th April 2019

CONSTRUCTION OF TERMINAL THREE AT JNIA NEARS COMPLETION

Construction works on Julius Nyerere International Airport terminal 3 has been announced by the government of Tanzania that it is nearing completion. With only final touches remaining before being handed over to the government for operations. Works, Transport and Communications Minister Isack Kamwelwe announced that the project is 96% complete.  The construction began with JNIA Terminal 1 which has a capacity to handle 500,000 passengers a year. Construction of terminal two.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th April 2019

Kenya endeavors to enhance plastic industry

Manufacturers in Kenya have been working strategies towards the reuse and recycling of plastic waste. By establishing the Kenya Plastics Action Plan, manufacturers under the Kenya Association of Manufacturers will align with the Ocean Plastics Charter, which is a long term private sector initiative on the sustainable manufacture, use and recycling of plastics   Speaking at the event, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Director General, Prof Geoffrey Wahungu urged.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th April 2019

Ethiopian Longest Bridge Project Bagged by CCCC

Ethiopia has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) to design and build the country’s longest bridge. The Company secured the deal by placing an offer, which was 15.3% higher than the engineers’ estimate. Three companies were disqualified at the technical stage, leaving CCCC as the sole bidder whose financial offer was opened on February, 2019. Construction of bridge will be done across the Abay River at a cost US.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th April 2019

Russian Agricultural Machinery Convoy To Expand In Africa

Agricultural machinery produced by Rostselmash SC are planned to be supplied to Mozambique and East Africa, according to the agency of economic information Prime, with reference to the Director for export sales of the company, Maxim Maximov. We are talking about the implementation of a government project that provides for the export of 70 pieces of equipment to this East African country. As east africa is one of the growing countries exporting machine to the African market seams to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th April 2019

CONSTRUCTION OF OUTER RING-THIKA HIGHWAY EXCHANGE IN KENYA COMMENCES

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has started construction of a advanced flyover exchange connecting the Outer Ring Road and Thika Super Highway in Kenya, in a bid to comfort traffic congestion as a result of high population frequency in the Eastern Nairobi. The cooperation has therefore declared a 3 month closure of the overpass at GSU headquarters to make sure that the construction works are not disrupted by vehicles. It is an initial phase of US $2bn Master Project.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th April 2019

Tanzania inaugurated its first in East Africa, international gold trading centre

Tanzania inaugurated an international gold trading centre which is the first in East Africa.  The centre is specially to encourage mineral trade, discourage smuggling of minerals, and make sure that businesses pay their levies to the government. The trading centre is located in the gold-rich region of Geita that produces over 40 percent of the gold exported from the country. Simon Msanjila, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Minerals has disclosed that the country.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th April 2019

KENYA LOOKS TO BOOST ITS AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN LINE WITH VISION 2030

Agriculture is the key to Kenya's economy, contributing 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 per cent of (GDP) indirectly through linkages with other sectors. The sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya's rural people. In the rural economy the agricultural sector continues to play a vital role. While, agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a multitude of non-governmental, parastatal, private.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th April 2019



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