Tanzania, Kampala oil providers in deal to work together
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.