Bagamoyo Project To Go Forward
OIA is pleased to announce that the Government of Tanzania has officially approved the comprehensive project proposal which submitted with it’s project partner China Merchants Ports (CMPort) earlier this year. The proposal included dredging of the Navigational Channel, Construction of a Port and Logistics Park and the Development of the Portside Industrial Free Zone. Collectively referred to as the Bagamoyo Special Economic Zone Project.
This approval comes as a major milestone and will be preceded by negotiations on legal agreements. Rapidly after, activities will commence on environmental studies, tendering of EPC packages and construction works on the project.
On this occasion, HE Abdulsalam Al Murshidi, OIA Executive President commented, “we would like to thank the Government of Tanzania for entrusting us with the development of this project, and we highly value this partnership which comes in light of the deep-rooted historical relations with Tanzania, and a strong testimony to the successful relations with the China Merchant Group”
It’s worth mentioning that Bagamoyo project is one of the largest strategic projects of the State General Reserve Fund. It consists of construction of a maritime port with international standards, developed in phases. The first phase will include four marine berths, two of which will be allocated to containers, one for multiple uses and another for support services.
The first phase of the port will be developed parallel to the development of the supporting infrastructure, as well as the industrial zone associated with the port. An additional area of 700 hectares will be allocated for the future development of the port, which is expected to accommodate giant vessels.
There is also a free industrial zone connected to the port covering an area of 1,700 hectares. 70% of which are allocated to factories, workshops, stores and warehouses, and 30% for transportation networks, landscaping, water, power, gas and telecommunications networks.