March 24, 2011
On March 24, 2011, Mr. Yukihide KATSUTA, Chief Representative of JICA Tanzania, and Mr. Ramadhani M. Khijjah, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the United Republic of Tanzania signed Grant Agreement for two Japanese Grant Aid Projects to the combined value of 2.54 billion Japanese Yen, approximately 47 billion Tanzanian Shillings.
Current sub station was built in 1985 through Japanese Assistance
1. The Project for Rehabilitation of Substation and Transmissio Line in Kilimanjaro Region, worth approximately 46 billion Tanzanian Shillings. This timely project for the rehabilitation and upgrade of 3 substations, the construction of 2 new substations and a 34 kilometer 66kV transmission line, is expected to improve the power supply of the Kilimanjaro region by reducing the burden of overload at many of the aging substations.
Rusumo Border between Tanzania and Rwanda
2. Detailed design for the Project for Construction of Rusumo International Bridge and One Stop Border Post Facilities, worth approximately 736 million Tanzanian Shillings. This project will contribute to an efficient logistics network between Tanzania and Rwanda, and will most certainly have a positive effect on the economic development of not only these two countries but also other neighboring countries, namely Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At this ceremony, Japanese Ambassador, on be half of Japanese Government and People, expressed his sincere gratitude to the condolences and sympathy conveyed from the people of Tanzania to Japan in relation to the earthquake and tsunami which hit on 11 March this year. He said, "Although we are still facing a very difficult time, I believe we will be able to overcome the situation someday with all the support in various forms which we have been receiving."
Exchange Rate: 1 yen= 18.39 Tsh. (March 15, 2011)