DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzania (Xinhua) -- The government of
Tanzania said on Friday the expansion of the Dar es Salaam port
by China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) will enable it to
handle large vessels ferrying up to 6,000 containers when the
project will be completed.
Isack Kamelwe, the east
African nation’s Minister for Works, Transport and
Communication, told the visiting Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi that the port was currently
handling ships with a capacity of ferrying between 3,000 and
"But after completion of the project, the port will have the
capacity to handle vessels carrying more up to 6,000
containers," Kamelwe told the visiting DRC leader.
The minister said expansion of the port will not only benefit
Tanzania but also its neighboring landlocked countries,
including the DRC.
The project being undertaken at the port by China Harbor
Engineering Company Ltd includes improving the port’s capacity
by expansion of berths, he said.
"We are doing all in our capacity to improve the port’s
efficiency," said Kamelwe.
Tanzania commends new DR
Congo leader over efforts to restore peace
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has
praised newly elected leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) for his efforts to restore peace in the vast central
A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential
Communication at State House in the business capital Dar es
Salaam on Thursday night said Magufuli assured DRC President
Felix Tshisekedi of his government’s support toward finding
lasting peace in the DRC.
The statement said Magufuli commended Tshisekedi during talks
at State House held at the start of the DRC President’s two-day
state visit to the east African nation.
President Magufuli commended his DRC counterpart for his
efforts to reunite political rebels that have been fighting for
a long time, said the statement.
Magufuli said political upheavals in neighboring DRC have
resulted people to flee their country and seek asylum in western
"We have been providing shelter to tens of hundreds of
Congolese refugees fleeing civil unrest in their country," said
Magufuli, adding that Tanzania was the only country that had not
withdrawn its peacekeeping mission from the DRC.
"Our peace keeping mission from the Tanzania People’s Defence
Forces will remain in the DRC until when peace was restored,"
For his part, President Tshisekedi thanked Tanzania for its
role toward the restoration of peace in his country.
He said African countries should embark on economic
integration for the benefit of their people.
This could be achieved through the improvement of road
infrastructure, energy and removal of trade barriers among the