|PRESIDENT SAMIA URGED FOR SPEEDY COMPLETION OF MSALATO AIRPORT|
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed the Ministry of Works and Transport to hasten the construction of Msalato Airport since is one of the strategic projects that need to be accomplished.
President Samia expressed this during the sworn in of the appointed Permanent Secretaries and heads of several government institutions on 6th April, 2021 at State House, Dar es Salaam.
“The Ministry of Works and Transport deals with Infrastructure projects, Msalato Airport being among them, so I direct you to handle them accordingly and we need to know its progress”. Insisted President Samia.
Msalato Airport Project is a continuation of the effort initiated by the late Hon. President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli who always supported and wishes to see progress in aviation sector in Tanzania.
Other supported aviation projects include, the installation of 4 Radars at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Mwanza and Songwe stations implemented by TCAA. The project costed 67.3 billion and it was 100 percent financed by the Government of Tanzania. The radar system enhances Tanzania airspace surveillance capacity by 100 percent.
Other supported projects is the purchasing of aircraft for Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL). ATCL now has a total of nine aircraft in its fleet; Four Dash 8-Q400, Two Airbus A220-300, Two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and one Q300.
Furthermore, other projects included upgrading and rehabilitation of Bukoba and Tabora airports, expansion of international arrival lounge at JNIA TB II, refurbishment and face lifting of JNIA Terminal I and construction of access road at Arusha airport.