Tanzania suspends construction of $10bn Bagamoyo port
By Rosemary. Mirondo, Posted Friday, January 8 2016 at 11:52
- The construction of the $10 billion Bagamoyo port, which would be the largest port in East Africa, has been suspended.
- Tanzania wants to focus, instead, on improving the capacity, performance and efficiency of the Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports.
- The initial works for the Bagamoyo port had already started after former President Jakaya Kikwete broke ground last October with some residents relocated to other areas to pave way for the construction.
The construction of the $10 billion Bagamoyo port, which would be the largest port in East Africa, has been suspended.
Tanzania wants to focus, instead, on improving the capacity, performance and efficiency of the Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports.
Tanzania starts work on $10 bln port project backed by China and Oman
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:58pm GMT
BAGAMOYO, Tanzania Oct 16 (Reuters) – Tanzania started construction work on a $10 billion port and special economic zone on Friday, a project backed by China and Oman that aims to transform the East African country into a regional trade and transport hub.
The port, which will be Tanzania’s biggest, is being built at Bagamoyo, 75 km (47 miles) north of Dar es Salaam – the commercial capital that is currently the site of the country’s main port, which is operating beyond its capacity with limited space for expansion.
President Jakaya Kikwete attended a groundbreaking ceremony and said construction of phase I of the project would take three years. „The construction of the Bagamoyo port and a special economic zone is aimed at realising the government’s goal of bringing about an industrial revolution in Tanzania,“ he said.
Government officials said the port would be able to handle mega-ships – with a container vessel size of 8,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) – after the first phase was completed, with room for expansion.
The whole project including roads, railways and the economic zone is expected to take 10 years to complete, but it was unclear in how many phases it will be carried out.
http://af.reuters.com/article/kenyaNews/idAFL8N12G3FZ20151016 (geladen 19.3.2016)
Bagamoyo in Tansania: Hoffnung auf den Superhafen
Der Spiegel 24.2.2014 (Auszüge)
Einst war der Ort berühmt als Sklaven-Umschlagplatz, später wurde er zur Hauptstadt Deutsch-Ostafrikas: Bagamoyo hat eine bewegte Geschichte hinter sich, verschwand dann aber in der Bedeutungslosigkeit. Jetzt soll hier der größte Hafen Afrikas entstehen,
In den kommenden Jahren wollen chinesische Investoren 15 Kilometer südlich des Küstenortes den größten Hafen Afrikas bauen. 20 Millionen Container pro Jahr sollen dann hier verladen werden, vor allem Erze aus Sambia, Simbabwe und dem Kongo. Früher waren es Elfenbein und Sklaven, die im Hafen der einstigen deutschen Kolonialhauptstadt verschifft wurden.