resident Samia Suluhu Hassan and her counterpart from Kenya, Dr. William Ruto have discussed various issues at the State House, including the implementation of the mega Dar es Salaam-Mombasa natural gas pipeline project.
President Samia revealed this at a Monday media briefing after holding a tete-a-tete with the newly elected Kenyan President in Dar es Salaam.
Over the project, President Samia said: “We have already signed an MOU with Uhuru [Kenyatta] former President of Kenya] but Ruto has taken this as his first project to implement with Tanzania.”
On his part, President Ruto said Kenya is ready to expedite the gas pipeline project from Dar Salaam to Mombasa and eventually to Nairobi.
He said his country is keen on the project insisting “….so that we can use the resources we have in our region to lower energy tariffs for industries, commercial purposes and domestic.
“To use the resources, we have in our region to improve the quality of life of our people and also improve the competitiveness of our industries and investors so that we can be competitive as a region.
Dr. Ruto assured President Samia that Kenya the Government of Kenya is going to make it possible for investors involved in this project since the region’s focus is to improve the quality of life of people.
Kenyan President is in the country for a two-day state visit. His maiden trip as Kenyan President will be concluded today.
The Mtwara–Dar es Salaam Natural Gas Pipeline, is a pipeline that transports natural gas from Tanzania’s natural gas fields in Mnazi Bay, Mtwara Region to Dar es Salaam.
The two countries want to extend the project to Mombasa and Nairobi in the near future to power the industry sector in the bloc.
Source: Daily News