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The good thing with Tanzania Economic infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities, Foreign ownership up to 100% is allowed in these ventures . Opportunities in infrastructure investment are wide, ranging from highways, bridges, telecommunication, airports, railways, water distribution and power generation.

The performance of the economic infrastructure has continued to flourish due to both government efforts and private sector investment in road rehabilitation, expansion of telecommunications services, modernization of port services, and improvement in marine, railway and air transport services.

Overview on Tanzania Economic infrastructure Sector Investment Opportunities


Energy sector is is dominated by biomassbased fuels mostly for domestic purposes while Petroleum and Electricity account respectively for about 8% and 1.2%; coal, solar and wind account for about 0.8% of the energy used.

Other abundant, but untapped indigenous energy resources include hydropower, coal, natural gas, uranium, solar, wind and geothermal energy.

Roads and air transport

Tanzania has a road network totalling 85,000 km. The network consists of trunk (10,300 km), regional (24,700 km), urban (2,450 km) and community (27,550 km) roads. Only 5% of the road network is bituminised.

Air transport in Tanzania use three international airports of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar as well as 5 major domestic airports and about 60 smaller aerodromes and airstrips. There is a growing demand for air

Water and railway transport

Maritime transport is supported by major ports of Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara, while the inland water transport covers the ports of lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa.

The railway system has a track length of 3,685 km out of which 2,715 km linking Dar es Salaam with the central and northern regions is operated by TRC and 1860 km linking Dar es Salaam and Zambia is under TAZARA.

Information and Communication Technology(ICT)

Tanzania’s teledensity is expanding, currently standing at 25% while the number of mobile phone subscribers is more than 11 million people.

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), using fibre optic, microwave and satellite-based links, is now over 95% digital. Nowadays, the coverage of the network infrastructure is widening to rural areas.

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