In Tanga and Pwani regions, Multiconsult and Energy4Impact (E4I) are implementing an innovative and exiting project to promote productive use of energy in sixty newly electrified villages as part of a larger electrification project. Entrepreneurs that want to develop new business which uses electricity are given mentoring support and assistance to access finance.
In Korogwe village (Tanga) the Minister got the honour of opening a new maize mill run by a female entrepreneur. He also handed out awards to the six most successful entrepreneurs participating in the project, and learned about how this approach effectively helps generate employment and improve lives across Tanzania and Africa.
– We are very happy that Mr. Astrup took the time to visit this exciting project, to learn about how this proven approach can be scaled to help generate employment and improve lives across Tanzania and Africa, says Ingar Flatlandsmo, Multiconsult’s resident representative in Dar es Salaam.
An estimated 160.000 people will be given access to electricity through the electrification project, which Multiconsult and Norplan Tanzania are implementing on behalf of the Rural Energy Agency with funding from the Government of Norway.
The Minister also visited TANESCO’s New Pangani Falls hydropower plant. Multiconsult conducted the feasibility study, detailed design and construction supervision for this 68 MW project over a six-year period from 1989 to 1995.