Tanzania to revive Bagamoyo port project: president

2021-06-26 16:30:42 GMT2021-06-27 00:30:42(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

DAR ES SALAAM, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Saturday discussions are underway to revive the Bagamoyo port project.

"The Bagamoyo port project should be implemented for the benefit of the country," President Hassan told a meeting of the Tanzania National Business Council at the State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

She said the government is also in the process of reviving other flagship projects, including projects to mine coal and iron ore at Mchuchuma and Liganga in southern Tanzania.

President Hassan revealed the intention of the government to revive the port project when responding to the appeal of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF).

Angelina Ngalula, the TPSF chairperson, said the Bagamoyo port is much needed to enable the country to cope with global trade, adding that the port is strategic for business.

The progress of the Bagamoyo port project has been slow after former President John Magufuli shelved it and instead focused on the expansion and modernization of the Dar es Salaam port. Enditem