TPDC, JICA to launch natural gas domestic promotion plan draft

17Jan 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TPDC, JICA to launch natural gas domestic promotion plan draft

MINISTRY of Energy, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will today conduct a workshop to introduce a draft of the natural gas domestic promotion plan.

A statement issued by JICA in Dar es Salaam on Thursday said the workshop will be held as part of the JICA - financed project called—Project for Domestic Natural Gas Promotion and Supply System in Tanzania (DNGPP).

The workshop will be graced by Energy Minister, Dr Medard Kalemani and Yamamura Naofumi, Chief Representative of JICA Tanzania Office.

The event will bring together various stakeholders drawn from the public and private sectors as well as the academia. Stakeholders are expected to engage in discussions centred on natural gas development in the country.

One of the main objectives of JICA - financed project is to examine and assess the future domestic natural gas demand of Tanzania and to suggest a possible development plan for the downstream market.

During the workshop, a JICA study team headed by Kanekiyo will give an analysis of the natural gas sector situation in Tanzania and the potential of using it for industrial development.

JICA is a governmental agency that coordinates Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan. It is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries, and the promotion of international cooperation.