|JPM LAUNCHED DAR ES SALAAM, KILIMANAJARO RADAR SYSTEMS; APPLAUD TCAA FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION|
JPM LAUNCHED DAR ES SALAAM, KILIMANAJARO RADAR SYSTEMS; APPLAUD TCAA FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION
His excellency, President Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli has officiated the Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro radar systems and applauded Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for outstanding implementation of the four radars system which also includes Mwanza and Songwe radar sites.
Speaking at the launching ceremony at Julius Nyerere International airport, on 16 September 2019, President Magufuli said the project will enhance safety, security thus will be of great importance for the civil aviation as well as the national security.
President Magufuli, called on the investors to invest into air transport in Tanzania as the radar installation has made the Tanzanian sky safer.
He commended, the Authority’s Director General, Hamza S. Johari for outstanding leadership. “Hamza Johari, is among the exemplary young executive in the country that set an example to others” Said the President.
Earlier, the Speaker of the Parliament, Hon. Job Ndugai, commended on the effective implementation of the project which he said its procurement process was transparent and in accordance with procurement ethics and laws.
The minister for Works, Transport and Communication, directed the Authority to ensure implementations of the two remaining stations hence complete on schedule.
Director General TCAA, Hamza S. Johari, said the radar systems at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro is complete for 100 percent, Mwanza 90 percent and Songwe 40 percent.
He thanked the President for his political will and strong support towards the civil aviation sector, including financial support to the radar project by rooting 55 percent of the total project cost.
The launch come 14 months after the foundation stone ceremony on April 2, 2018. The 18 months project is part of the implementation of the TCAA top priority strategies to improve air traffic management so as to enhance safety, efficiency and security as well as to increase revenue.
The project will facilitate search & rescue operations in case of emergency or air accidents, enables the country to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices while continuing to maintain confidence in its air navigation services provision.
The 67.3 billion Shillings radar contract between Tanzania and M/s Thales Las France SAS of France was signed on 22nd August 2017. The project is 100 percent financed by the Government of Tanzania.
Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority is a corporate body, established under the Civil Aviation Act, CAP 80 (R.E 2006). The Act mandates the Authority to regulate economic, safety and security aspect of the civil aviation industry as well as providing air navigation services in the United Republic of Tanzania.
Air navigation services are provided at 14 stations namely Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Arusha, Mwanza, Tabora, Kigoma, Dodoma, Iringa,