22 January 2008 – The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has received funding from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance the Electricity V project.

The objective of the project is to secure, improve and extend the sustainable supply of electricity to economic sectors and households in rural towns, district headquarters and peri-urban areas in Mwanza, Shinyanga, Arusha and Dar Es Salaam Regions.

The project includes the following components:

A. Construction of distribution networks (Magu-Bariadi, Kwimba, Arusha MV rehabilitation, and Bukombe district, Namanga & Longido, Kinondoni North, Kinondoni South, Ilala and Temeke)

B. Rehabilitation of four substations in Dar Es Salaam (Sokoine, Msasani, Factory Zone III, Ubungo) and one in Arusha (Njiro)

C. Technical Assistance for such studies as (i) distribution System master plan for 8 regions, 4 regions of Dar Es Salaam including Kariakoo, Coastal, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza and Arusha  (ii) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) for Dar Es Salaam and (iii) revaluation of assets of TANESCO. 

The bidding process is expected to commence with the publication of GPN in January 2008.

For more information on this tender, please contact Claire Volkwyn