Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Saturday affirmed his government’s commitment to construct a dry port in Mwanza region aimed at easing trade between Tanzania and Uganda.
Speaking at a joint news conference with visiting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Magufuli said that upon completion of the dry port construction, there will be no need for Ugandan traders travelling to the country’s major port of Dar es Salaam, situated over 1,000 kilometers from Uganda.
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“At the same time my government will repair MV Umoja in Lake Victoria to ease cargo transportation between Mwanza and Uganda,” said the Tanzanian leader shortly after the signing of diplomatic agreements between the two East African countries.
Magufuli added that the two countries have also agreed to rehabilitate an 11-km road stretch from Port Bell in Lake Victoria to Kampala.
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