Press Release

November 12, 2013

Japan Launches Another Assistance
"The Project for Rural Water Supply in Tabora Region"
"The Project for Improvement of Transport Capacity in Dar es Salaam (Phase 2)"

On 11th November, 2013, the Government of Japan and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania signed the Exchange of Notes for the Japanese Grant Projects "The Project for Rural Water Supply in Tabora Region" and "The Project for Improvement of Transport Capacity in Dar es Salaam (phase 2)".

[The Project for Rural Water Supply in Tabora Region]

The Government of Japan has provided a grant of 1 billion, 792 million Japanese yen, approximately 29.1 billion Tanzanian Shillings.

This project is expected to benefit 20 villages in Tabora region by constructing a piped water supply system and deep well drilling. The grant will also be used for procurement of geophysical exploration facility and capacity development programs on management skills for public-sector and the rural water management organizations.

As access to clean water is one of the key factors for ensuring human security and also empowering the people toward more productive activities by freeing them from water drawing labour, the Government of Japan has decided to contribute to the improvement of one of the most critical sectors in the rural areas of Tanzania.

Embassy of Japan

[The Project for Improvement of Transport Capacity in Dar es Salaam (phase 2)]

The Government of Japan has provided a grant up to 104 million Japanese Yen, approximately 1 billion, 69 million Tanzanian Shillings.

This project covers 0.3km section of Bandari Road between the Kamata and Kilwa intersections, which were initially planned to be built by the phase 1 project signed on 25th January, 2013. This project will help lessen the existing traffic jams in Dar es Salaam and the widened road will certainly contribute to economic development and promotion of investment to Tanzania.

The above grant will be extended and financed through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Grant Agreement signed between JICA and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Mr. Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Minister at the Embassy of Japan, and Dr. Servacius B. Likwelile, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance of the United Republic of Tanzania signed the Exchange of Notes, and Mr. Yasunori Onishi, Chief Representative of JICA Tanzania Office, and Dr. Servacius B. Likwelile, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance, signed the Grant Agreement.

Photo

PAGE TOP

Copyright © Japan International Cooperation Agency