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  • Tanzania: Start of Sh26 Billion Warehouse Augurs Well for Tanzania Exports

    Jul 14th, 2016

    Dar es Salaam — The minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dr Charles Tizeba, officially launched the facility, together with an export space here on Tuesday.

    "There are locations for handling special cargo, with a 17 square metre room for live animals; a morgue that has a capacity of storing up to four bodies; 64 square metres for vulnerable items; 40 square metres for storage of valuable items; 12 square metres for storage of radioactive items and a 65-square metre room storage of dangerous goods," said Swissport CEO Gaudence Temu.

    He said the company's export operations would remain in the old terminal because the International Civil Aviation Organisation requires the separation of import and export cargo.

    Dr Tizeba said the government would undertake a campaign to encourage exportation.

    "We are going to create a pool of exporters," he said.

    He said under the drive, the government would sensitise and mobilise stakeholders in agriculture and fisheries to produce more products and export them using Swissport' facilities.

    "In a few days to come you will start receiving large volumes of agricultural produce that need adequate storage in your [Swissport] cold rooms--ready for exportation," he said.

    Tanzania's main exported cash crops are tobacco, cashew nuts, coffee, tea, cloves, cotton and sisal. Almost 80 per cent of cashews are exported to India.

    However, economists warn that if poor countries want to get rich, they should stop exporting their resources in raw form and concentrate on adding value to them. Otherwise, rich countries will get the lion's share of the value and all of the good jobs.

    President John Magufuli has promised to industrialise Tanzania.


    Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201607140747.html