It will finance the construction of an electricity transport line to the northern region and also to Kenya and Zambia. The project would involve the installation of 225 kilometers of 4000kv line between Iringa and Dodoma, a 217 kilometers of 400kv line between Dodoma and Singida, a 225 kilometers of 400kv line between Singida and Shinyanga, and another extension for the Iringa, Dodoma, Singida and Shinyanga sub-stations.
The loan will help Tanzania produce more power to promote tourism, commerce and mining activities in the northern regions, the state-run daily said. Dodoma, situated in central Tanzania, is the administrative capital of Tanzania, and the capital of the Dodoma region. The daily didn’t provide the specific terms of the agreement. Japan has recently stepped up its investments in east Africa. The project is part of a 700 billion shillings ($147 million) investment program in the African country’s energy sector, co-financed by the African Development Bank, International Development Bank, and the European Development Bank.
”This project will not only increase energy supply in the northern regions, but will also help promote trade and co-operation in east and central Africa by supplying the surplus energy to Kenya and Zambia,” Tanzania permanent secretary of Finance and Economic Affairs Ramadhani Khijja was quoted as saying.