World bank ranks: Kenya second on logistics


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  • The bank’s Logistic Performance Index (LPI) released yesterday ranks Kenya at position 42 globally after it scored an average score of 3.33 points.
  • By comparison, the survey ranks Uganda and Tanzania at positions 58 and 61 respectively. Uganda has an average score of 3.04 while Tanzania has 2.99. The World Bank has classified Kenya as the best logistics performer in East Africa as continued removal of administrative controls and improved infrastructure pay dividends points.
 
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New route for Kenya's Safari Rally as it bids to return to world C'ships in 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-26 20:16:14|
NAIROBI, Jan 26 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Safari Rally will this year have a new route including starting point as organizers seek to meet safety condition for it to be considered for readmission to the prestigious World Rally Championships in 2020.
The rally, which has always started in Nairobi central business district at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), will move to the expansive Kasarani complex for the flag off, which will also feature a super special stage to allow fans view.
This year's competition will serve as a candidate event for the 2020 World Rally Championship (WRC) circuit and as such is bound to attract a lot of interest from international teams.
"These are some of the changes that we must implement before the Federation International Automobile (FIA) observers arrive," said Kenya Motor Sport Federation (KMSF) chairman Phineas Kimathi on Saturday in Nairobi.
"We are seeking a return to the 14-tier WRC. And we have to look at the security aspect of the event," Kimathi said.
The Safari rally has always been staged in April, but it had to be pushed to July, the open space in the FIA calendar to accommodate as many international drivers and car manufacturing teams as possible.
The safari rally served as part of the WRC from 1974 until 2002 before it was withdrawn for lack of government support, finance and safety.
This year's rally will be held in Nairobi, Naivasha and Nakuru areas in closed road sections to boost its safety to both the drivers and fans.

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IPP gearing for cashew nuts processing
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IPP gearing for cashew nuts processing
FIVE companies including IPP Ltd have shown interest to invest in cashewnut processing factories in the region, Mtwara Regional Commissioner Gelasius Byakanwa told reporters yesterday in his office.



The IPP Executive chairman Dr. Reginald Mengi.​

He said that among those interested to invest in the processing of the nuts included Executive Chairman of IPP, Dr. Reginald Mengi.

Tanzania is soon expected to increase the nut processing after it halted crop export for failure of business people to buy the crop from farmers at appropriate prices, compelling the government to intervene and set the price of Sh3,300 a kilo.

Available reports indicate that there are eight cashewnut processing factories currently operational in the country, with an annual combined installed and operational capacities of 127,200 and 18,945 tonnes, respectively.

The eight factories are Micronix System Ltd (Newala II), Mtwara Cashew Company (MCC) 2005 (Mtwara), Export Trading Company Limited (Tunduru), Micronix System Ltd (Likombe) and Safa Petroleum and Mineral Company Limited (Kibaha).

The other three factories, which are also privately owned, are Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute, AMAMA Farmers and Hawte Investment Ltd. The eight operational factories are among 23 cashew nut processing facilities whose annual combined installed and operational capacities are 42,200 and 11,142 tonnes, respectively.

The government however has already signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of processors to handle the produce, where those concerned include MBR International Trading Company, SAFI Group Company, SHAFA Investment and Food Source Company.

Currently, the RC said at least 209,398 tons of raw cashewnuts had already been collected from farmers from various warehouses countrywide.

The IPP Executive chairman paid a visit to the region at the Hiyari Village where the factory is to be built, he said.

“I personally accompanied Reginald Mengi to Hiyari village where we have allocated an area for industries. He was very happy to be here and to invest in the region,” he said.
The RC said the region was now waiting for formal procedures before the project starts, so it was too early to know the capacity of the factories until the construction is commenced and completed.

“We are now working to ensure there is a conducive infrastructure in the area which will include water and reliable power so as to motivate and attract more investors,” he said.

The government is still purchasing the cashewnut stocks from farmers at a flat rate of Sh3,300 per kilogram using the military vehicles and funds from the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB).

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January 27, 2019 18:09
Iranian Firm to Help Build Dam in Tanzania

The Iranian firm won the bid in a tough competition with foreign rivals like Italy's Electroconsult and Australia's professional services engineering company, SMEC

Iranian Firm to Help Build Dam in Tanzania
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An engineering consulting company in Iran won an international tender to help construct a dam and a hydroelectric power plant in Tanzania.

According to Paven, the Energy Ministry news portal, Mahab Ghodss, a leading engineering consultancy company, will provide consulting services for the Egyptian contractor of the project, El Sewedy Electric Company.

The Iranian firm won the bid in a tough competition with foreign rivals like Italy's Electroconsult and Australia's professional services engineering company, SMEC.

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Geita Mine’s 98bn/- power plant to boost production at the gold mine
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The plant which is built to support the mine’s operations over the long-term will play a key role in ensuring stable, reliable energy supply for mining and processing activities at the mine. The GGM remains a significant provider of reliable and decent employment in Geita region and a key contributor to both the local and national economy.

“We’re proud of this new investment, which fits in with Tanzania’s broader industrialization and skills development ambitions,” Simon Shayo, GGML Vice President for Sustainability.

“The power plant is an opportunity to employ more Tanzanians to look after its ongoing operations and maintenance,” Shayo added.

Compared to the old plant, the new energy generating capability will be more efficient with lower operational and maintenance costs. It will support the mine’s transition from open-pit to underground mining operations, thus cementing its presence in Tanzania’s mining sector, the company stated in a statement.

Geita Gold Mine is currently the single largest mine in Tanzania in terms of operations and output and is currently transitioning from open cast to underground mining, reflecting the company’s commitment for further investments in the country, the statement added.

An efficient and reliable power supply is a key pre-requisite for not only ensuring stable operations of the mine, but also creating a solid operational foundation for future investment in extending the life of this important mine, which has a workforce of nearly 4,000 people, employed directly by the mine or by contractors.

By generating over 40-megawatt electricity, the power plant will be directly supporting GGML underground mining. The operation method, which the company have recently adopted, will gradually lead the mine to a complete shift from open pit mining. This method will increase the lifespan of the mine and sustain its current workforce of which 96 percent are Tanzanian nationals.

The constant supply of power to the underground mining will reduce company operational cost while maintaining its productivity. GGML will be able to pay more taxes and royalties to the government, while surrounding communities will continue to benefit from GGML Corporate Social Investments. Further, local businesses will continue to grow through its purchase of products and services.

“Building the power plant and running lines to the processing plant, is only the first step to generating success,” said Marwa Makori, a GGML engineer who has been working on the construction of the power plant since the project’s inception.

“Running plants efficiently and consistently improving efficiency as they run, is the path to ensuring the profitability and sustainability of the operation over time,” Eng Makori added.

The plant consists of an engine hall, four-stroke generating sets, and a spare bay built to allow the installation of a fifth set in the future, if required. Importantly, the plant is equipped with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), a leading-edge technology used to minimize emissions.
 
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January 27, 2019 18:09
Iranian Firm to Help Build Dam in Tanzania

The Iranian firm won the bid in a tough competition with foreign rivals like Italy's Electroconsult and Australia's professional services engineering company, SMEC

Iranian Firm to Help Build Dam in Tanzania
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An engineering consulting company in Iran won an international tender to help construct a dam and a hydroelectric power plant in Tanzania.

According to Paven, the Energy Ministry news portal, Mahab Ghodss, a leading engineering consultancy company, will provide consulting services for the Egyptian contractor of the project, El Sewedy Electric Company.

The Iranian firm won the bid in a tough competition with foreign rivals like Italy's Electroconsult and Australia's professional services engineering company, SMEC.

Iranian Firm to Help Build Dam in Tanzania
Iran huh!!

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In Summary

  • The bank’s Logistic Performance Index (LPI) released yesterday ranks Kenya at position 42 globally after it scored an average score of 3.33 points.
  • By comparison, the survey ranks Uganda and Tanzania at positions 58 and 61 respectively. Uganda has an average score of 3.04 while Tanzania has 2.99. The World Bank has classified Kenya as the best logistics performer in East Africa as continued removal of administrative controls and improved infrastructure pay dividends points.
Second against who!! very confusing!!
 
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Hide ur stupidity get to know the list of business transactions that r sanctionable!
And I quote,
"As a result of the reimposition of secondary sanctions, foreign entities, even those not owned or controlled by U.S. parties, will have to decide whether they want to do business with Iran or the U.S."

Tanzania cannot do any business with Iran or Iran-owned companies and expect it will be business as usual with Uncle Sam.
 
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And I quote,
"As a result of the reimposition of secondary sanctions, foreign entities, even those not owned or controlled by U.S. parties, will have to decide whether they want to do business with Iran or the U.S."

Tanzania cannot do any business with Iran or Iran-owned companies and expect it will be business as usual with Uncle Sam.
Lets see!
 
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Tanzania strikes US $250m bridge construction deal
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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019


The Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) has signed a US $250m contract with Japanese-based Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company (SMCC) to construct a four way bridge along Bandari Road of Gerezani in Dar es Salaam City.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) Chief Executive Office Mr.
Patrick Mfungale said that the deal will be funded as grant by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

“US $222m will be spent on the contractor while US $28m will be spent on Ingerosec Corporation of Japan, the consultancy company for the project. However we will have to source funds from the third phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to complete the bridge since the current funds will not be sufficient,” said Mr. Isack Kamwelwe.

Also read: Tanzania to commence construction of US $30m Wami Bridge

Four way bridge project
The bridge project entails construction of a four way bridge that will replace the two way bridge currently used to reduce traffic volume in Dar es salaam city. The bridge will be 40-metre long and 30-metre wide allowing expansion of the highway into six lanes.

The bridge’s design can accommodate the Standard Gauge Railway passing under it and a new service route for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The project is expected to be complete in two years time. More than 400 jobs will be created during construction period.

Tanzania strikes US $250m bridge construction deal
 
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Sinoma Cements International Expansion With $1 Billion Tanzania Plant
By David Kirton

The Tanga development is needed to help support a boom in infrastructure development in Tanzania, with work on $5.7 billion of projects expected to start before 2020. Photo: VCG

The international unit of China National Building Material Co. Ltd. (CNBM), the world’s biggest cement producer, has finally been granted permits to start building a $1billion factory and power station in the East African state of Tanzania, bolstering its overseas expansion ambitions.

The Tanzanian Investment Centre recently announced it granted permits to Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary Hengya Cement Co. Ltd. to start building a $1 billion cement factory and 1.2 gigawatt power plant in the northeastern port city of Tanga, according to local media.

Construction of the facilities, which were first announced in early 2017, was supposed to begin in May 2017, according to earlier media reports. Once finished the factory will produce 7 million tons of cement annually, with 30% earmarked for domestic use and 70% for export.

The cement factory and power plant mark the first stage of a three-year plan involving the investment of $3 billion todevelop a construction materials park that will be the largest in East Africa, according to a statement on Hengya’s website in November. The park will incorporate a dedicated terminal for importing raw materials and exporting finished goods.

The Tanga development is needed to help support a boom in infrastructure development in the country, with work on $5.7 billion of projects expected to start before 2020, according to a report from consultancy BMI Research. The cement plant is also part of the government’s drive to reduce the country’s reliance on imports and turn it into a major exporter of the raw material.

For Sinoma International, the deal marks the latest step in its overseas expansion strategy. It has already built cement plants in Southeast Asia, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Nigeria and Iraq, and its overseas business accounted for about 81% of its total revenue in the first half of 2018. In December italso signed a deal to build a $480 million plant in Tanzania’s neighbor, Zambia.

Driving force
Sinoma International is a subsidiary of state-owned China National Materials (Sinoma) which merged with state-owned cement and materials producer CNBM last year, creating the world’s biggest cement group.

The Chinese government has been encouraging its state giants to expand overseas since the early 2000s through its “Going Out” campaign, and especially more recently as growth in domestic demand has been slowing. The strategy has taken on added significance since President Xi Jinping unveiled his Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, which aims to revitalize the old Silk Road trading routes to Europe through massive infrastructure construction.

“For Chinese producers moving production closer to fast growing markets is natural — especially as China’s own internal transformation is pushing these players to externalize,” said Jeremy Stevens, a Beijing-based economist with South Africa’s Standard Bank Group.

Demand across the wider region is the “undeniable driving force” behind the factory development, he said. “We know many parts of Africa are urbanizing and industrializing rapidly, armed with favorable demographics, rising incomes and tremendous catch-up potential.”

Chinese companies are also poised to benefit from strong relations with the Tanzanian government at a time of increasing mistrust in other international companies, said Aly-Khan Satchu, CEO of Kenya-based investment advisory firm Rich Management Ltd. “It’s an interesting development which speaks to geopolitics and the economics of the cement opportunity,” he said.

“President Magufuli has been running a very aggressive and ‘nationalist’ campaign,” introducing several tougher foreign investment laws and fining international gold miners such as London-listed Acacia Mining PLC. “Magufuli has been chafing at ‘interference’ around domestic policies, but specifically cited China as one of the good guys, Satchu added.

Contact reporter David Kirton (davidkirton@caixin.com)

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