Construction of US $5.3m Ndumbi Port on the shores of Lake Nyasa in Tanzania is 55% complete and is expected to be completed in October this year. According to Unitec Civil Consultant Project Engineer Joshua Makwere, they were given 22 months for the project and all is going well and they expected to finish it before the projected time.
“This project started in December 2019 and is expected to be completed by October 2021. The project is 55% complete and we expect to finish it by the end of time,” said the engineer after the board of directors of the Tanzania Shipping Agency Corporation (Tasac)’s tour of the project site.
Board of directors member Mussa Mandia said there was good progress in the construction of the port, which was one of the new ports constructed on the shores of Lake Nyasa. “We have seen a great step on the construction and we are satisfied with how you are implementing the project. The main reason we are here is to see what is going on since we know this port will be crucial for coal business,” he added.
Furthermore, Mr Renatus Mkinga, who is working as both member of the board of directors of the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) and Tasac, said that the project was part of President John Magufuli’s efforts to boost the economy by investing in various areas.
Tasac is also set to install two weather forecasting plants worth US $129,991.74 (US $64,995.87 each) in the Lake Zone to mitigate water accidents.