Tanzania: Chamwino State House construction project reaches 91 pc

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CONSTRUCTION of the new Chamwino State Chamber in the capital Dodoma has now reached 91% and is expected to be completed in May this year.

This new development comes after Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa inspected the project yesterday, where he expressed satisfaction with the progress and quality.

The Prime Minister has asked the contractor to ensure that the project is completed by May this year.

He urged the contractors to ensure that the project is completed on time and praised them for their good work so far.

“We want to allow the president (Samia Suluhu Hassan) to work in this special place and to work in a good environment for more efficiency,” he said. He added: “I was impressed with the construction report which came in at 91% and the remaining part is for minor works such as installing doors, ventilation systems and electricity.

Mr Majaliwa said President Samia was also eager to see the project completed on time.

Unlike the State House in Dar es Salaam which was built by the colonialists, the State House in Chamwino is built by the government using its internally generated funds, a task which is carried out by the Tanzania People’s Defense Force (TPDF ) National Service wing.

The Prime Minister commended the TPDF for the efficient implementation of the project.

“The design used here is the same as that of State House in Dar es Salaam; our local contractors have done a great job. This proves that our country has enough experts to construct any type of buildings,” he explained.

On his part, the Director General of the Tanzania Buildings Agency (TBA), Eng Daudi Kondoro, assured the Prime Minister that the project will be completed and handed over to the government in May as planned, as construction is currently in its final stages.

In May 2020, Phase Five President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the launch of the project.

The Chamwino area was chosen by founding president Mwalimu Nyerere as the location for the construction of the State House in the early 1970s.

The new building to sit on the 9,340 square meters is a single storey structure and unlike the Dar es Salaam building, the structure will have a basement.

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