June 14, 2019
Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Tanzania, Mr Isack Kamelwe said the capacity of Dar es Salaam port to handle containers will soon double after completion of the expansion project at the the port.
According to the Minister, the port currently has capacity to handle vessels carrying between 3,000 and 4,000 containers but after completion of some projects, which the government is undertaking, the port will have the capacity to handle vessels carrying more 6000.
Mr Kamwele was speaking during a tour by the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, during a two-day state visit to Tanzania.
According to the Minister the port improvement project will not only benefit Tanzania, but also other land-locked countries.
Some of the projects, implemented to improve the port’s capacity, include repairing of berths number 1 to 8. He also pointed out that infrastructure in and around the port, including roads will also be repaired.