PM: Draw up technicians’ databases in key projects

06Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
PM: Draw up technicians’ databases in key projects

​​​​​​​PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed that a special database be established with details of Tanzanian technicians participating in implementing major development projects such as ships and bridges for continuous reference.

He issued this instruction when launching MV Mbeya, a newly built vessel which will be making trips to ports in Malawi and Mozambique.

The database will help the concerned technicians to be recognized in various areas of development undertakings and thus be trusted to handle large projects when they come up, the premier noted.

The new vessel costing 9.1bn/- was being built as part of efforts by the fifth phased government to improve the transport infrastructure for rapid growth, he said, noting that the 200-passenger vessel is expected to  vastly alleviate transport woes for residents along the lake’s shoreline.

Regions bordering Lake Nyasa are Mbeya, Njombe and Ruvuma, which have numerous commercial links with the other side of the lakeshore, in Malawi and Mozambique.

The ship, with the capacity to carry 200 tonnes of cargo at once, has been certified by the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC).

The event to launch the vessel took place at Mbambabay in Nyasa District where the premier urged the crew and management to take care of the ship. It has been built by Songoro Marine Transport Co., a shipbuilding and repair company based in Dar es Salaam

The premier said Tanzania is surrounded by countries that depend on its territory to transport various goods, including food imports, thus the various projects develop economic ability of the people currently and in the near future, he said. Read

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