Tanzania has finished Procurement of three new Airliners comprising two Airbus A220-300 and Dash 8-Q400 De-Havilland
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister disclosed this in the Tanzanian Parliament, when tabling 2021/2022 budget for his office. The coming of the three airplane would boost the government’s fleet size to 12, further improving the national airline, ATCL, which has been undergoing prominent transformations in contemporary years.
Undertakings to revive the Air Tanzania Company Limited by the administration under the departed former President John Magufuli, has seen the company restore its lost treasure in the regional aviation sector.
The country comprehends reviving the ATCL would be significant in improving other economic sectors, including Tourism, Agriculture, Fisheries and Trade. Already the ATCL has started again regional flights while broadening its wings to Asia with an eye on European destinations. Prime Minister, Majaliwa lauded the ATCL for inaugurating
flights to Guangzhou, China.
“These flights would be a catalyst for strengthening trade, tourism and employment,” the Prime Minister noted.
Majaliwa let out during the following financial year, the administration would also proceed promoting airport infrastructures. He pointed out that the administration has been bolstering air transport in order to ameliorate development of other economic sectors, including tourism, agriculture and mining.
The continuous projects comprised construction of Geita airport, which has reached 98%, Songea airport (95%) and the extension of Mtwara airport (53.2%). Majaliwa explained, practices for the construction of Msalato International Airport in Dodoma at the cost of 759 billion are complete.
Also, the construction and expansion of airports of Shinyanga, Kigoma, Tabora and Sumbawanga, to cost 136.85 billion, were in progress.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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