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Activities in Tanzania

Power and Energy

Kenya - Tanzania Power Interconnection Project (KTPIP)

TypeAgreement signing dateTanzania organizationCost (Mil Yen)
LoanJan, 2016TANESCO11,847

PhotoTower erection at the construction site

The objective of the Project is to promote power interchange and increase power supply reliability in Eastern African countries as well as to ensure stable and reliable power supply in Tanzania. The project aims to construct transmission lines and related substation in Tanzanian within the project to construct 400kV transmission lines and related substations from Singida in Tanzania to Isinya in Kenya. It contributes to economic vitalization in Tanzania including the improvement of the standards of life and industrial development.

The project involves the construction of 510 km of high voltage alternating current (HVAC) 400 kV transmission lines, of which about 414 km are in Tanzania and 96 km in Kenya. The transmission line is intended to facilitate the transfer of power up to a maximum capacity of 2,000 MW. This interconnection will start from a proposed 400 kV substation at Isinya, 40 km south of Nairobi (in Kenya) up to Arusha (in Tanzania). From Arusha, the line will continue to Singida where a 400 kV substation will be built under the same project.

Based on a co-financing scheme between JICA and the African Development Bank (AfDB) called as ACFA (Accelerated Co-Financing Facility for Africa) under "Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa," this Project is implemented as a joint co-financing project.


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