Uganda, Tanzania meet to finalise pipeline deal.
Officials from Uganda and Tanzania plan to meet this week to finalise on the joint pipeline project from Hoima to Tanga.
Since the project’s inauguration in August 2017, there have been a series of technical meetings between the government of the two countries, but analysts say they have not covered much ground.
Now, the National Project Co-ordinator for Tanzania from the Ministry of Energy, Salum Mnuna, hopes the five-day ministerial meeting — starting on January 21 — will finalise how to operate, execute and supervise the project given the different laws in the two countries.
The execution of the 1,445km stretch of underground crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania has been in limbo since its inauguration, which has caused concern among stakeholders.