Tanzanian gov't set to address challenges facing businessmen, investors at leading port

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-28 17:36:27|Editor: Xiang Bo
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DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday plans were afoot to form a task force for addressing challenges facing business people and investors using the country's leading port of Dar es Salaam.

Isack Kamwelwe, the east African nation's Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, said the task force will be formed by 22 institutions dealing with the port.

"The government is keen on attracting businessmen and investors to use the Dar es Salaam port. And this will be achieved by doing away with challenges they face at the port," Kamwelwe told a news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

"There are 22 institutions that the government will like to work with to speed up clearance of cargo at the port." he said.

He mentioned some of the institutions that will form the task force as Tanzania Ports Authority, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority, Tanzania Bureau of Standards and Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation.

Kamwelwe said there had been complaints by some businessmen and investors using the port, including delay in clearance of cargo.

He said the government has been working to improve efficiency of the port, one of the country's three ports. Other two ports are in Tanga and Mtwara regions.