Ewura, Neec to unveil business opportunities brought by Rufiji project

25May 2019
Henry Mwangonde
The Guardian
Ewura, Neec to unveil business opportunities brought by Rufiji project

The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) in collaboration with the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) and the National Economic Empowerment Council (Neec) -

have organised a conference to unveil business opportunities during and after the construction of Rufiji hydro power project.


TPSF Executive Director Godfrey Simbeye told journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday that will take place on June, 11 this year.

 According to Simbeye, the seminar will invite the project’s contractor and and other implementing stakeholders under Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (Tanesco) to share their plans on local content benefits.

“We are calling upon all service provision companies and other business people who are interested to participate in the value chains of the project including engineering companies, consultant entities, food and water suppliers, insurance companies and other construction related dealer to take up the chance,” he said.

Simbeye said those who wish to attend the conference will have to register at TPSF through its website.

He said during the meeting the Arab constructor Company (the contractor) will express the total amount set for local content, pointing out the construction materials that will be sourced from local suppliers and the number of people to be employed.

It is expected that the meeting, will also establish and formalize relationship with key decision makers in other sectors, set out localization plans and collaboratively formulate a strategy for supply chain development to meet local content goals.

On her party, the executive secretary of Neec Beng’i Issa said that only companies and individuals who are registered by Ewura or through a Prime Minister Office’s corridor will be qualified to be engaged in the project.

“So far there are no more than 350 companies registered at Ewura for taking tender of providing various services to mega development projects, but the number is too low,” she said.

She insisted more companies and individuals to continue registering to Ewura and PMO office.

The government signed a contract last year with an Egyptian company to build the Rufiji Hydro-power project much known as Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station was signed on 12th December 2018 by Tanesco on behalf of the ministry of energy.

The $2.9 billion project is located in Rufiji River, in the Selous Game Reserve in southwestern Tanzania.

It is expected to be finalized in 42 months from the contact signing with capacity to produce 2, 115MW, including a 400KV substation and transmission line integrated into national electricity grid.


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