AfDB Approves U.S.$322 Million for Road Upgrading in Burundi and Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam — The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved $322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania to finance the Rumonge-Gitaza (45 km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260 km) road upgrading project.
According to a statement issued by the Bank on Thursday November 22, the project aims at strengthening regional integration and trade in the East African Community, particularly between Tanzania and Burundi through improved cross-border transport and is part of the East African roads network linking the Port of Dar es Salaam to the regional markets in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
To be completed in 2023, the project comprises several phases, including the upgrading from gravel to bitumen standard of Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260 km) road section in Tanzania and rehabilitation of Rumonge - Gitaza (45 km) paved road section in Burundi.
Tanzania launches electronic visa, residence permit services for foreigners
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On 26 November, 2018 Tanzania launched electronic visa and residence permit services for foreign nationals wishing to visit or live in Tanzania, aiming to enhance efficiency and boost security as well as revenue collection.
Speaking during the launch, Tanzania's Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa urged the beneficiaries of the new e-documents to abide by the laws of Tanzania and conditions of their visit or residence, according to a statement availed to the media yesterday.
"Electronic visas and residence permits launched on Monday are parts of efforts made by the government to ease access to the country with the view to promoting investment especially in the industrial sector," the Tanzanian premier said.
The e-immigration service started immediately after the launch, meaning all foreigners wishing to visit or reside in Tanzania can make such applications online from all corners of the globe.
Tanzania wins the Best Tourist Destination Award in Russia
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BY: Government Communication Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanzania has won the Award for the ‘’Best Destination to the World’’ in the Category of Exotic Destination 2018.
On 21st November, 2018, the Ambassador of Tanzania to Russia, His Excellency Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Simon Mumwi on behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania will be receiving a Russian National Geographical Traveler Award at the ceremony scheduled to be held in Moscow.
Tanzania won the Award after online voting conducted by the Russian version of National Geographic Magazine that involved 263,000 online readers.
Tanzania is winning this Award for the third time since 2011 where Zanzibar was chosen as the Best Beach Tourist Destination in Africa and therefore awarded the Star Travel Award. Last year, Tanzania also received a National Geographical Travel Award as the second best destination in the world in the category of exotic destination.
These achievements reflect efforts made by the Government of Tanzania through its Embassy in Russia, Ministries of Tourism and Natural Resources both in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar and other Institutions in tourism industry.
TZ shines on human capital index front
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DAILY NEWS Reporter, 23/10/2018
TANZANIA has outshone some of its East African Community (EAC) neighbours in the Human Capital Index released in Indonesia last week.
The country posted a 0.40 score in the World Bank’s first edition index which ranks 157 global countries based on their education and health outcomes and the impact they are having on productivity.
The East African nation comes second after Kenya which registered a score of 0.52 in the survey which also aggregates data from four indicators, including under fives mortality rates, expected learning adjusted years of school, adult survival rates, and stunting rates.
According to the index, 95 out of 100 children born in Tanzania now survive to see their fifth birthday. Similarly, a Tanzanian child who starts school at age four can expect to complete 7.8 years of school by his or her 18th birthday.