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Vol 6 (AAC) No 9

Published 1st July 2013


Tanzania

Pipeline and transparency protests

The details of contracts signed during President Xi Jinping's March visit – and their implications – are still filtering through

Major Chinese investments, such as the new US$10 billion port to be built north of Dar es Salaam in Bagamoyo, are raising concerns amongst both the opposition and local communities. The government and China Merchants Holdings (International) Company signed a framework agreement on 30 May for a new special economic zone, railway link and port. The deal provoked some members of parliament to demand that the government reveal the contents of 16 other trade, cultural and development deals signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Jakaya Kikwete during Xi’s 24 March visit.

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