JNHPP construction progress pace earns government accolades

02Jul 2022
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
JNHPP construction progress pace earns government accolades

MINISTRY of Energy’s management members have expressed their satisfaction over the progress of the Julius Nyerere Power Project (JNHPP) construction, saying the contractor has made the value for money spirits.

The visit was led by the ministry’s Director of the Policy and Planning Petro Lyatuu, who stated that the tour was meant to monitor and review the implementation of the project which is of great interest to the nation.

Lyatuu said that the Ministry of Energy is the main project manager where in addition to financially empowering the contractor implementing the project and it’s responsible for closely monitoring and evaluating whether the payment is in line with the work done.

He explained that, so far the government has paid the contractor more than 4 trillion/-, equivalent to 61% of the amount due to the contractor for the work done.

"The Ministry’s heads of departments are responsible for monitoring, evaluating, evaluating, and advising on the implementation of this project so that the project objectives can be achieved as intended,” he stressed.

The delegates were heads of departments and units from the department of administration and human resources, policy and planning department, department of electricity and renewable energy, petroleum and gas department, procurement, legal, accounting, internal audit, ICT, communication, and environment units.

The Ministry’s director of administration and human resources, Ziana Mlawa said that the ministry has made arrangements for heads of departments and units to visit the project to see and understand the pace at which the contractor is doing at the site.

Mlawa said that the visit gave them an opportunity to understand the challenges faced by staff in performing their duties in other areas, especially in various projects implemented away from office areas.

The delegates inspected various areas of the JNHPP project, particularly the construction of the main dam bank, power station, power plant, and dam.

They also inspected the progress of the construction of a permanent bridge, roads, water supply to power plants, staff houses as well as the installation site.

At the same time, they made a visit to the site of the JNHPP project, which will be developed in the JNHPP project and distributed in various parts of the country, located in Chalinze, Coast region, as well as the 400-kilovolt power transmission line.

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