There are 52 vehicles powered by natural gas in Dar es Salaam. “There are days we find ourselves empty handed because the remaining money ends in buy fuel; if we were using natural gas, we would be happy with our jobs as we would remain with enough money to support our children,” a bus driver told local media.
It is worth mentioning that Tanzania signed a contract with three Chinese companies on July 21 to immediately start construction of a 512-kilometre natural gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam, according to Ministry of Energy and Minerals Permanent Secretary Eliakimu Maswi. He added that its construction is expected to be completed within 18 months.
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