Tan­za­nia, Kam­pala oil providers in deal to work to­gether

Business Daily (Kenya) - - REGIONAL BUSINESS - BD Cor­re­spon­dent in Dar es Salaam

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Tan­za­nia Oil and Gas Ser­vice Providers (AOTGS) and their Ugan­dan coun­ter­parts have signed an MOU for co­op­er­a­tion dur­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of the crude oil pipe­line pro­ject.

The pipe­line starts from Hoima in Uganda and ends in Tanga, Tan­za­nia.

Speak­ing be­fore the event, ATOGS vice-president Ab­dul­samad Ab­dul­rahim said their co­op­er­a­tion aims to ben­e­fit peo­ple of the two coun­tries and meet ex­pec­ta­tions of lead­ers of both coun­tries. “Both pres­i­dents tar­get to have 10,000 of their cit­i­zens em­ployed dur­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the pro­ject. ‘‘Our co­op­er­a­tion aims to en­sure dreams of the pres­i­dents come true,” Mr Ab­dul­rahim said.

For his part, the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Uganda Oil and Gas Ser­vice Providers (AUGOS), Mr Em­manuel Mu­garula, said mem­bers of the two as­so­ci­a­tions would be co­op­er­at­ing in var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing lo­gis­tics, trans­porta­tion, hu­man resource train­ing, and re­cruit­ment, among oth­ers.

“A com­pany from Uganda con­tracted to un­der­take a trans­porta­tion job from Dar es Salaam port to Uganda can de­lib­er­ate with col­leagues in Uganda and ex­change con­sign­ments on the bor­der and share rev­enue,” Mr Mu­garula said.

Con­struc­tion of the long­est heated pipe­line in the world is ex­pected to com­mence in 2018.

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