Tanzania yapata ufadhili kutoka kwa EU na Shirika la Maendeleo la Ufaransa kwa ajili ya Kituo cha Kuzalisha Umeme cha Kakono

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Shirika la Maendeleo la Ufaransa (AFD) limesaini mkataba wa kushiriki katika kufadhili ujenzi wa Mtambo wa Kufua Umeme wa Kakono Nchini Tanzania.

Kupitia makubaliano hayo Umoja wa Ulaya (EU) na AFD zitachangia kwa pamoja Euro Milioni 146 ambayo ni karibu nusu ya jumla ya gharama ya Euro Milioni 296 ya mradi huo.

Kamishna wa Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Jutta Urpilainen amesema: “Kongamano la kwanza kabisa la Biashara kati ya Tanzania–EU la hivi karibuni lilishuhudia uwekezaji wenye thamani ya Euro bilioni 1 ukitangazwa, hususan Mradi wa Umeme wa Maji wa Kakono.

“Ninafuraha kutokana na makubaliano yaliyosainiwa, EU ikichangia juhudi za Tanzania za kubadilisha vyanzo vyake vya nishati na kuleta nishati ya kijani katika mstari wa mchanganyiko na Global Gateway Investment Package for Africa.”

Ushirikiano wa muda mrefu kati ya EU na Tanzania unazingatia maeneo matatu ya kipaumbele ya mikataba ya kijani, rasilimali watu na ajira, na utawala.

Miundombinu kwa Uchumi wa Kijani
EU itawekeza Euro Milioni 36 katika ruzuku katika ujenzi wa Mtambo wa Kufua Umeme katika Wwawa la Kakono kwenye Mto Kagera katika mradi wa pamoja na Shirika la Maendeleo la Ufaransa (AFD) na Benki ya Maendeleo ya Afrika (AfDB) wenye thamani ya Euro Milioni 296 kwa jumla.

Kiwanda cha kuzalisha umeme kwa maji kitakabiliana na ongezeko la mahitaji ya uwezo wa kuzalisha umeme Kaskazini mwa Tanzania na kutoa usambazaji wa umeme wa uhakika ndani ya nchi katika Kanda ya Ziwa Victoria na kitaifa.

Itaongeza 87,8MW kwenye gridi ya Taifa ya Tanzania na kupunguza uzalishaji wa gesi chafuzi kwa Tani 213,810 kwa mwaka, na kuchangia kwa kiasi kikubwa maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kukabiliana na Mabadiliko ya Tabianchi.

Jukwaa la Global Gateway
Global Gateway Forum huwakutanisha pamoja wawakilishi wa Serikali kutoka Umoja wa Ulaya na Duniani kote, pamoja na Wadau wakuu kutoka Sekta Kibinafsi, Mashirika ya Kiraia, viongozi wa fikra, Taasisi za Fedha, na Mashirika ya Kimataifa ili kukuza uwekezaji wa kimataifa katika miundombinu.

Wakati wa hafla hiyo, mfululizo wa matangazo ya kimkakati ya uwekezaji na makubaliano na Nchi washirika yanawasilishwa, kuashiria hatua kubwa kuelekea utekelezaji wa mkakati wa Global Gateway.

Matangazo haya sio tu yanasisitiza athari inayoonekana Duniani kote ya Global Gateway lakini pia hutoa jukwaa kwa Serikali na biashara kushiriki katika mijadala muhimu inayohusu vipaumbele vyake.

Jukwaa la Global Gateway linaangazia dhamira ya pamoja ya kukuza ukuaji endelevu na uthabiti duniani kote kupitia mbinu ya Timu ya Ulaya.

Global Gateway
Global Gateway inawakilisha juhudi za Umoja wa Ulaya kupunguza tofauti ya uwekezaji Duniani kote na kuongeza miunganisho mahiri, safi na salama katika sekta za kidijitali, nishati na usafiri, na kuimarisha mifumo ya afya, elimu na utafiti. Inatoa fursa endelevu za uwekezaji ili kuimarisha ustawi na usalama wa washirika wetu wa kimataifa na Ulaya sawa.

Mkakati wa Global Gateway unajumuisha mbinu shirikishi inayoleta pamoja Umoja wa Ulaya, Nchi Wanachama wa EU, na taasisi za fedha za maendeleo za Ulaya. Kwa pamoja, tunalenga kukusanya hadi €300 bilioni katika uwekezaji wa umma na wa kibinafsi kuanzia 2021 hadi 2027, kuunda viungo muhimu badala ya utegemezi, na kuziba pengo la uwekezaji duniani.

Timu ya Ulaya inajitokeza na pendekezo la kulazimisha kwa mataifa washirika wa kidemokrasia, inayozingatia uendelevu katika nyanja zote za kijamii, mazingira, na kifedha, kukuza vichocheo vya muda mrefu vya ukuaji kupitia mbinu ya kina ya digrii 360, inayojumuisha miundombinu ngumu na laini, na kuimarisha ujasiri wa mataifa yanayotafuta uhuru wa kimkakati.

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Global Gateway Forum: Tanzania secures funding from EU and French Development Agency for Kakono hydropower plant

At the Global Gateway Forum in Brussels, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signed a contract to jointly finance the construction of the Kakono hydropower plant in Tanzania. Through this agreement the EU and the AFD will jointly contribute €146 million, about half of the total cost of €296 million of the project.

Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen said: “The recent, first-ever Tanzania–EU Business Forum saw investments worth €1 billion being announced, notably the Kakono hydropower project. I am pleased to follow up with today’s signature, with the EU contributing to Tanzania’s efforts to diversify its energy sources and bring green energy into the mixin line with the Global Gateway Investment Package for Africa.”

The long-standing cooperation between the EU and Tanzania focuses on the three priority areas of green deals, human capital and employment, and governance.

Hard infrastructure for a green economy
The EU will invest €36 million in grants in the construction of a hydropower plant at the Kakono dam on the Kagera river in a joint project with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) worth €296 million in total.

The hydropower plant will respond to the increasing demand for generation capacity in northern Tanzania and provide a stable supply of power locally in the Lake Victoria Zone and nationally. It will add 87,8MW to Tanzania’s national grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 213,810 tons per year, contributing significantly to both economic development and climate change adaptation.

The Global Gateway Forum
The Global Gateway Forum brings together an assembly of government representatives from the European Union and across the globe, alongside key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, thought leaders, financial institutions, and international organisations to promote global investment in infrastructure.

During this landmark occasion, a series of strategic investment announcements and agreements with partner countries are being presented, marking a significant leap towards the implementation of the Global Gateway strategy. These announcements not only underscore the tangible worldwide impact of Global Gateway but also provide a platform for governments and businesses to engage in critical discussions surrounding its priorities.

The Global Gateway Forum highlights a collective commitment to fostering sustainable growth and resilience worldwide through a Team Europe approach.

Global Gateway
Global Gateway represents the European Union's effort reduce the worldwide investment disparity and boost smart, clean and secure connections in digital, energy and transport sectors, and to strengthen health, education and research systems. It provides sustainable investment opportunities to enhance the prosperity and security of our global partners and Europe alike.

The Global Gateway strategy embodies a collaborative approach that brings together the European Union, EU Member States, and European development finance institutions. Together, we aim to mobilize up to €300 billion in public and private investments from 2021 to 2027, creating essential links rather than dependencies, and closing the global investment gap.

Team Europe stands out with a compelling proposition for democratic partner nations, focusing on sustainability across social, environmental, and financial aspects, promoting long-term drivers of growth through a comprehensive 360-degree approach, encompassing both hard and soft infrastructure, and reinforcing the resilience of nations seeking strategic autonomy.
 
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