DAR-ES-SALAAM, The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has assured President John Magufuli of Tanzania that it will undertake to complete, within agreed deadlines, all its projects under joint implementation with the government.
This was stated here Monday by the visiting JICA President, Shinidhi Kitaoka, who said some of the major projects included the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA) flyover bridge and construction of the four-kilometre, six-lane Mwenge Highway on the outskirts of Dar-es-Salaam, the country's biggest city.
He hinted that his talks with the president had achieved an amicable agreement and that the commuting public should look forward to early starts of construction for other projects such as the Gerezani Bridge within the city of Dar-es-Salaam.
He gave the assurance during talks at State House with Dr Magufuli. He commended the Head of State's leadership for tightening the noose on corruption. Furthermore, he showered praise on the President for his efforts to develop the country, particularly in putting Tanzania on the path to future industrialisation.
The JICA president also recognized efforts that would help strengthen the economy and improve social services. JICA will remain as major development partner with Tanzania, he pledged.
In a vote of gratitude, President Magufuli thanked Shinidhi for his decision to visit the country and assured him that Tanzania valued the contribution from Japan to its development efforts through JICA. Dr Magufuli also pledged continued relations with Japan in various issues.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK