Mega gas plant in Tanzania
Tanzania’s Minister for Energy and Minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo has revealed that the government intends to invest at least 30 billion USD towards the construction of a mega gas plant in Tanzania in Lindi area.
The minister said the government has already embarked on the Mega gas plant in Tanzania and that residents of Lindi and the entire Tanzania fraternity should expect an economic change in the next few years. The minister was speaking when he officially launched the Nanenane exhibitions at Ngongo grounds in Lindi municipality.
“I would like to ensure Lindi residents and Tanzanians in general that our economy is going to grow at a high speed, we are going to invest at least 30bn USD in the construction of gas processing plant,” he said.
However, Professor Muhongo appealed to the public to remain calm as the government continues to set plans in place for the mega project in Tanzania. He added that the project is likely to take several years to complete because it requires large amount of money, highly skilled and experienced labor and good supervision.
The minister said the government will have to build about 200 kilometres of gas pipes from the sea up to the plant.
While commenting on the proposed fertiliser factory, the minister said the government intends to put up the plant at Kilwa in Lindi Region. He added that the project is estimated to cost 1.9 billion USD when completed, noting that the plant will provide employment over 5,000 Tanzanians. The minister said the plant will produce 3850 tonnes of fertilizer daily.
He added that the government will implement the project through the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) by Minjingu Company and Pakistan, Germany and Denmark-based companies.
Since natural gas was discovered in Tanzania, the country’s economy has experienced tremendous growth, with 70 per cent of power generated coming from gas, which is currently serving over 30 industries in Dar es Salaam.