New ports in Tanzania to be constructed

New ports in Tanzania to be constructed

Tenders for consultancy services and engineering designs for the development of several ports in Tanzania have been advertised by the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA).

The tender entails a request for interest in consultancy services for feasibility studies and preliminary engineering designs for development of new ports at Kilwa, Lindi and Rushungi, plus a transshipment hub along the Indian Ocean coast.

The ports in Tanzania will boost easy movement of goods to the mainland and regionally.

“The consultancy services shall also include identification of a suitable location for development and preliminary engineering designs for transshipment hub along the coast of the Indian Ocean.” TPA said in one of several notices.

“The objective of this assignment is to undertake the study that determines economic, financial and technical viability of developing new ports at Kilwa, Lindi and Rushungi,” they further noted.

Bids are currently open and the winner will have to present ‘detailed assessment of economic, financial, technical and environmental aspects’ of the developments in the future while meeting the goals of the Ports Authority.

Bidders are also required to provide cargo and traffic forecasts, advice the TPA on the most favorable land that is required and give out the preliminary designs for the ports’ layouts. The winner is expected to assist in the tendering processes for the construction of one of the berths that will measure 300 m and thereafter, supervise the construction works for this berth.

Tanzania Ports Authority is a parastatal public corporation acting under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, that has the responsibility “to manage and operate” the seaports and lake ports of the country of Tanzania.

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