Port development Tanzania: Tanga Port to be expanded

Tanzania’s government has instructed the Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) management to ensure that Tanga port operations are revived in order to enable bigger shipping vessels to dock in bid to ensure to make the port East and Central African countries port hub.

According to Percival Salama, Tanga Port Manager, the geological survey of sea sand and soil has started after the Authority signed a 4-month contract with the Tanzanian based BICO Engineering to conduct the survey on the expansion of the port.

“After the initial work of surveying is completed, the second phase, which will involve deepening of the dock from the current 3.5 to 5 m to 11 m will start as soon as possible,” he added.

Mr Salama said that by the year 2020 the port will be able to accommodate bigger vessels without problems. He further added that the port targets to serve the Tanzanian northern regions of Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Manyara as well as Mara, Singida, Dodoma and Shinyanga.

[Construction Review Online]