Published On: Tue, Mar 29th, 2016

Tanzania hinges optimism on its ‘pipelines experience’ to get Uganda oil pipe

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By Lawrence Waziri,Dar es salaam
The Tanzanian government has said that it is certain that it will win the deal for the construction of the 1,410-kilometre crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga Port based on a number of advantanges they do have..
It is on this backdrop that the country is sending a delegation of 40 businesspersons to Uganda to discuss business opportunities aligned to the ambitious project with government officials in Kampala.

“We understand that there is a competition from some of our neighbours to implement the project but we are 98 per cent sure of striking the deal,”

The Tanzanian government has said that it is certain that it will win the deal for the construction of the 1,410-kilometre crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga Port based on a number of advantanges they do have..
This follows the latest developments that show Kenya still has hope of implementing the project on its side as well.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Prof. Justin Ntalikwa, spoke to media, pointing out that Tanzania is more stable and secure with vast know-how in implementation of pipeline projects.

This includes the 1,710-km Tanzania-Zambia pipeline (Tazama) which was commissioned in 1968 to transport crude oil from the Dar es Salaam port in Tanzania to Ndola in Zambia as well as the 542-km pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam which was launched last year to convey natural gas.
Through the Tanzania route, the project is expected to cost US $4 billion dollars while the same will cost US $4.5 billion dollars through the Kenyan route.

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