New wind farm announced in Tanzania

3 January 2011

An agreement has just been signed between the National Development Company (NDC) and the East African Power Pool (EAPP), for the construction of a wind farm in Tanzania.

"I'm pleased that the agreement has finally been confirmed and in the next 15 months, we will gain additional power production of 50 megawatts. This will bring a lot of relief to the country", said the vice-minister for Industry and Commerce, Lazaro Nyalandu, quoted by the PANA press agency.

The wind farm, on which work will start next February, will be installed in the Singida region, in the centre of the country.

Its total cost will be 123 million dollars, financed 51 percent by the government.

According to a report published last week by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (CEA), the continent needs between 80 and 90 billion USD in financing per year from now to 2015 for infrastructure development, reports the Xinhua press agency.

Category: Energy

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