Tanzania suspends construction of $10bn Bagamoyo port
Friday January 8 2016
Port of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania plans to upgrade the port to improve capacity, performance and efficiency. PHOTO | FILE
The construction of the $10 billion Bagamoyo port, which would be the largest port in East Africa, has been suspended.
Tanzania wants to focus, instead, on improving the capacity, performance and efficiency of the Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports.
The initial works for the Bagamoyo port had already started after former President Jakaya Kikwete broke ground last October with some residents relocated to other areas to pave way for the construction.