THE Indian government has fulfilled its commitment to support Tanzania by approving 178 million US dollars to fund water supply projects in Dar es Salaam and Chalinze in Coast region.
According to a statement issued by the Indian High Commission, the credit was signed yesterday by the Ministry of Finance and the General Manager of Exim Bank of India. “We expect that work on this project will begin at the earliest on completion of all formalities.
Once completed, the project will contribute to substantially improve water supply in Dar es Salaam and Chalinze in Coast region,” the statement read in part. The credit is a result of the visit by Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh in May, last year, who committed to support the government in a number of development projects including water supply.
The statement also said that 40 million US dollars in credit has been provided for supply of tractors and agricultural equipment and 36.5 million US dollars for supply of vehicles to the Ministry of Defence and National Service.
“Today’s agreement further reinforces the commitment of the government of India to work with the government of Tanzania in improving the lives of the people and contribute to the development of Tanzania,” the statement said.
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