A delegation from the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) while on a visit to the port of Dar es Salaam early last week, expressed its satisfaction with the way operations were conducted at the port. Speaking during the visit, the head of the delegation, The Governor of Katanga province in DRC, Jean Claude Kazembe Musonda said the delegation was happy that some challenges faced by the port in past years have been solved in recent months. “We are happy to see some challenges solved and our cargo given first priority when entering the port. We need to see our economic ties promoted and improved for the development of our people,” he said.
Mr Masundo added that 50 per cent of DRC businesses are conducted through the Dar es Salaam Port and that they plan to continue using the facility due to its safety, efficiency at clearing cargo and its vicinity to their country. Mr Musonda said that plans are underway to construct bridges that will strengthen economic ties between three countries of Tanzania, DRC and Zambia.
“On our visit to Tanzania we met the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa, to discuss the construction of bridge that will cost 85 million US dollars. The bridge would help to fast truck business activities in Tanzania, DRC and Zambia,” he said.
He called upon other neighboring countries and other countries to continue using TPA as many challenges has been solved.