Tanzania, Japan Sign 1,282 Million Shillings Tabora Water Project
GOVERNMENTS of Tanzania and Japan have signed the exchange of notes for the well drilling and water pipe construction for Rural Water Supply in Tabora Region worth 1,282m /-.Speaking after the signing ceremony, the Minister of Finance, Dr William Mgimwa, said that the project of rural water supply is in line with the aims of the National Strategy for growth and reduction of poverty including improvement of people’s well- being.
“The overall objective of rural water supply project is to improve access of Tabora residents to safe and reliable water, and the success of implementation of this project will contribute significantly to the welfare of beneficiaries and overall development in Tanzania,”Dr Mgimwa said.Dr Mgimwa also assured the government of Japan that the Tanzanian government will conduct close monitoring in order to ensure the design and quality of work meets the acceptable professional standards. “These projects are expected to benefit 20 villages in Tabora region.
The number of people who will have access to clean and safe water in these areas will increase from roughly 7.8 per cent in 2009 to an estimated 48.5 per cent in 2020,” said Mr Masaki Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to Tanzania. Mr Okada said that the grant will be extended and financed through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which signed the agreement with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania