Saturday, 3 July 2010

Sh103bn set aside for rural power projects

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Alvar Mwakyusa, Dodoma

The government will spend Sh103 billion on the implementation of rural electrification projects in 16 regions of Tanzania Mainland, Parliament was told yesterday.

The minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr William Ngeleja, said the regions to benefit from the funding would include Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Tanga, Mwanza, Mara, Coast and Morogoro.

Others are Dodoma, Singida, Mbeya, Rukwa, Tabora, Kigoma, Kagera and Shinyanga.

Mr Ngeleja was presenting the government’s report on new power projects to be implemented through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and other development partners.

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