TANZANIA: EDUCATION/DAILY NEWS/14/2/18 SABANews 1
DAR ES SALAAM – TANZANIA says it will soon set up a University of Transportation, after securing a grant worth 62-MILLION US dollars from the government of CHINA.
The DAILY NEWS says CHINESE Ambassador WANG KE has revealed the information in the commercial capital, DAR ES SALAAM.
It says she has delivered a special message to President JOHN MAGUFULI from the CHINESE Head of State, XI JINPING.
The daily quotes unnamed sources as saying the government has asked CHINA for the money to build the learning institution, whose details should be out next week.
It says Ambassador WANG KE has told President MAGUFULI the donation is part of CHINESE support for development projects in TANZANIA.
She says the assistance from the ASIAN country aims to strengthen bi-lateral relations between the TWO nations.
TANZANIA currently has the National Institute of Transport, a public higher learning institution established in 1975 as a training wing of the then National Transport Corporation.
The DAILY NEWS says the National Institute of Transport is responsible for strengthening human resource capabilities of transport operatives and middle level managers.
It says it is the only such training institution in Sub-SAHARAN AFRICA, excluding SOUTH AFRICA, mandated by the government of TANZANIA to offer training in transportation.
The Head of State has also asked the CHINESE Envoy to carry his greetings to President JINPING, saying the support for the scheme institute will play a vital role in the improvement of transport in TANZANIA./Sabanews/cam