Malawi to benefit from Chinese-funded sea port

Malawi has been earmarked as one of the six regional landlocked countries to benefit from the construction of a major Chinese-funded sea port next year in Tanzania a development that will make the country have an alternative port for its imports and exports.

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a signing ceremony in Beijing on October 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/Takaki Yajima)
Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a signing ceremony in Beijing on October 24, 2014 (AFP Photo/Takaki Yajima)

The other countries to benift from the project are Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

The planned Indian Ocean port at the small town of Bagamoyo is some 75 kilometres (45 miles) north of Tanzania’s economic capital and main port Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania has signed deals for the port with China Merchant Holding International and Oman’s State General Reserve Fund.

Malawi’s State House press office issued a statement to tout the port  following the signing of deals in China, where Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete visited Sunday.

The statement says the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kikwete signed the investment deals worth more than $1.7 billion (K850 billion), including one to build a satellite city to ease congestion in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam-deepening Beijing’s ties with East Africa.

Kikwete said during the signing the deal in Beijing that the money will also be used to develop infrastructure, power distribution and business cooperation.

He said the construction would start in July.

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popapo
popapo
6 years ago

Mtwara Corridor is the answer not Nsanje Corridor imvani chonde !

TRUCK
TRUCK
6 years ago

The Chinese are good they can do any work but you must control them very strictly otherwise their work its disaster.

Exportnoimport
Exportnoimport
6 years ago

These Chinese locusts are only building this port because they need a larger port under their control to ship out all the stuff they are stealing out of Africa.. our minerals, trees, ivory, plants, food. So while our corrupt African politicians take their blood money, the rest of the people will be left with nothing and our homeland stripped bare like chicken bones.

Johnson
Johnson
6 years ago

Zaukape basi tz n mw zikugwilizana bwanji

Nanchyenkwa
6 years ago

Nacara port is the best for Malawi and Beila

Shepherrd
Shepherrd
6 years ago

Wasting time with Tanzania. I prefer Mozambique. We shoudn’t have bn even mentioned in that article. How long will it take for Malawi to realize that Mozambique is our future. Think of electricity and ports

Phili
6 years ago

Nanga osakamba za nsanje bwanji ?

Imraan Sadick
6 years ago

Headline yake kukhala ngati Port yo ndiya Malawi bwanji? -this is 100% Tanzanian Port dzina la MW chotsanipo
Mr President pangani ubale wabwino ndi Mozambique to facilitate Nsanje Inland Port
Ngati Gebuza akufuna kumunyambita kuphazi nyambitieni basi kusiyana ndima rubbish a Port Tanzania wa_

wellington chirombo
wellington chirombo
6 years ago

can our president carefully read this shit and give us a comment? we are malawians and not tanzanians. are you free to relax in someones house than your own house? i mean can you play your favourate music in your neighbour’s house/sittingroom and ask your wife/husband to watch you the way you can do in your own and expect real entertainment? that one is for tanzanians and not malawians. is it going to be duty free for the countries mentioned apart from tz? let them finish our own nsanje port and put it to a functional state, then we can… Read more »

amfumu
6 years ago

As for Malawi,it will only benefit if Tanzania gets half of our lake.If we fight,forget it.Beira and Nacala basi

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