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Tanzania seeks bids for 260 MW power plants

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Nonda, Apr 2, 2011.

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    Nonda JF-Expert Member

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    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has invited bids for construction of emergency power plants to supply a total of 260 megawatts (MW) to ease its chronic energy shortages, its president said.

    Rainfall has an outsized influence on the agrarian economies of east Africa, which depend on hydro-dams for electricity generation.

    "A tender has already been announced to seek a contractor that will meet the required standards and come up with affordable costs," President Jakaya Kikwete said in a month-end national address televised late on Friday.

    He said the state-run Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) expects to add the new power to the national grid by July.

    In mid-January, the government was forced to extend rolling blackouts after a prolonged drought led to a national shortfall of 230 MW.

    Tanzania seeks bids for 260 MW power plants | Reuters

    Why every time we go for emergency solution?
    Do we fail to plan or we plan to fail?
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    Nasikia richmond ameshachukua fomu ya zabuni ili asaidie kuzalisha umeme wa ziada.