JNHPP steering committee happy with project pace

15Jul 2021
The Guardian
JNHPP steering committee happy with project pace

​​​​​​​THE Julius Nyerere Hydro Power Project (JNHPP) steering committee made up of Permanent Secretaries from 15 ministries has been pleased by the project’s construction pace.

Permanent Secretary in the Vice President’s Office (Environment) Mary Maganga.

Minerals deputy Permanent Secretary  Kheri Muhimbali led the panel’s visit to the project site on Rufiji River.

Speaking on behalf of the committee, the Permanent Secretary in the Vice President’s Office (Environment) Mary Maganga said they were happy with  the construction pace  which is 54 per cent complete.

She said the permanent secretaries directly involved in the project, continue to work together to ensure the project is completed in time for its inauguration in June, next year.

“This project is financed by internal funds; hence we have the responsibility to ensure everything goes smoothly,” she added.

For his part, Mineral Deputy Permanent secretary, Kheri Muhimbali told the committee that his ministry was the main supervisor in the project’s implementation and will make sure it works together with the other ministries to ensure the 2,115MW project is completed in time.

He further said they will continue to supervise the project’s contractors to make sure thy complete the work within the agreed time.

For his part, TANESCO Managing Director Dr Tito Mwinuka called on Tanzanians to be patient and trust their government as the project will be completed as planned for their own benefit.

The Committee visited various areas at the project site including the tunnel for diverting the water, the dam’s walls, turbines’ centre and the power generating room.

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