Tanzanian president inaugurates new airport terminal

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday inaugurated in Dar es Salaam a new state-of-the-art terminal of the Julius Nyerere International Airport.

Terminal 3, which cost 722 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 314 million U.S. dollars) to build, will help the airport increase the number of passengers from 2 million to 8 million annually.

The president said in an event televised live by state-run Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation that the construction of the terminal had been done using local funding.

"By accomplishing this grand project it shows that Tanzanians can achieve toward implementation of mega projects without depending on foreign funding," said Magufuli.

He said it was now high time Tanzanians decided to implement and accomplish mega projects without donor dependence.

Magufuli mentioned other mega projected being implemented using local funding as the Rufiji hydropower project expected to generate 2,115 megawatts, the upgrading and renovation of 15 airports, the standard railway gauge, the longest bridge over Lake Victoria and the construction of roads, among others.

He urged the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication and the Tanzania National Roads Agency to ensure that the new terminal was well maintained because it acted as the country's mirror for foreign visitors using the airport.

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