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Development Partnership


India has a longstanding and active development partnership with Tanzania based on mutual understanding and respect, and an approach of genuine partnership rooted in the principle of South-South cooperation. This partnership comprises of capacity-building cooperation through technical training, grants towards setting-up centres in areas such as information technology, healthcare, tele-education, tele-medicine, and Indian lines of credit for projects and supplies based on the priorities identified by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.


Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme

India and Tanzania signed in 1966 an Agreement on Friendship and Technical, Economic and Scientific Cooperation, within the framework of which ITEC/SCAAP programme has been extended to Tanzania since 1972. Starting with 24 trainees annually, the number of Tanzanians attending Government of India-sponsored ITEC courses has been increasing steadily over the years, and over 350 Tanzanian officials attended training courses in India last year. These courses pertain to areas such as energy, water, agriculture, information technology, management skills, human resources planning, entrepreneurship development, accounting & finance, small scale industries, rural development, fluid dynamics, English language, etc. In the year April 2017-March 2018, over 400 ITEC training seats have been offered to Tanzania.

Tanzanian officials at the High Commission who would be attending ITEC courses in India (Aug 2017)


Tanzania is a beneficiary of Government of India scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees under schemes such as ICCR scholarship, CV Raman fellowship (www.indoafrica-cvrf.in), research training fellowship (www.namstct.org) of the NAM S&T Centre (New Delhi). In 2017, over 30 students and officials have joined professional courses in India in areas such as geology, water, agriculture, finance, engineering, etc.

High Commissioner with Tanzanian specialists departing for Master's degree program in coal geology, fuel engineering, etc. at Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad (Aug 2017)


Small Industry Development Organization of Tanzania was established in partnership with the National Small Industries Corporation Limited of India, including its various facilities such as Small Industry Information Centre. India gifted two raw cashewnut processing plants at Mtwara and Dar es Salaam in 2002. There have been support grants to Tanzania during disasters and difficulties such as the drought of May 2004 and Kagera earthquake in 2016. In 2012, Laboratory equipment worth US$ 100,000 was handed over to the Zanzibar Ministry of Education and Vocational Training for use by schools in Zanzibar.

Kagera Earthquake Relief

The Government of India contributed a sum of Tsh.545 million for relief following earthquake in Kagera on 10 September 2016. High Commissioner handed over India's contribution to the President of Tanzania at the State House in Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian President Dr. John P. Magufuli acknowledged the contribution as reflective of the brotherly relations between the two countries and conveyed his gratitude for India's solidarity and contribution towards relief to the affected people.

High Commissioner with the President Dr. John Pombe Mafuguli and Prime Minister Mr. Kassim Majaliwa at the State House in Dar es Salaam

Secondary school books from India

High Commissioner with the Minister of Education, Science & Technology and Vocational Training (Aug 2017)

131,000 secondary school books for Mathematics and Sciences from the Government of India for Form III to VI were received by the Minister of Education, Science & Technology and Vocational Training, Dr. Joyce Ndalichako on 10 August 2017. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ndalichako mentioned the priority of the 5th phase Government to promote education with particular focus on physical sciences. She conveyed her gratitude to the Government of India for providing the books which will be helpful to the students.

ICT Centres of Excellence

ICT Centres of Excellence

India has set up two centres of Information & Communications Technology at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science & Technology.

An India-Tanzania Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology was set up at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) with a Param High Speed Super Computer, IT laboratories, tele-medicine centre and 10 remote regional centres. This Centre was inaugurated in May 2011. The Centre has been contributing not only to serve academic IT-related diploma and degree programmes at DIT but also for national research efforts in meteorology and DIT's participation in international projects such as e-infrastructure, weather information system and Open Science.

An India-Tanzania Centre for Excellence in ICT set up by India was inaugurated at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha in July 2016. It enables Master's degree programme in Information Technology at Arusha with Indian support.

Param High Speed Super Computer at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology

Inauguration of India-Tanzania ICT Centre of Excellence at NM-AIST

Tele-education and tele-medicine centres under Pan-Africa e-Network

Since July 2010, a tele-education Centre for virtual learning has been operating at the University of Dar es Salaam. It offers under-graduate, post-graduate degree and diploma programmes from Amity University (Noida), University of Madras (Chennai) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (New Delhi). Separately, a tele-medicine facility was set up at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam for offering virtual medical training and consultation facilities in Tanzania.

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Classroom at the tele-education facility at the University of Dar es Salaam


Enhancement of water supply in Dar-es-Salaam and Chalinze

Under a Line of Credit of US$ 178.13 million, a project for enhancing water supply in Dar-es-Salaam and Chalinze regions is currently under implementation under the project management of Water & Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) of India.

The first phase of the project (US$ 100 million) has been executed by two Indian companies namely V.A. Tech Wabag and Megha Engineering Infrastructures Limited over the last two & half years. The project covers the construction of pumping facility at the Ruvu river, transmission to Mlandizi treatment facility, water clarifying & treatment plant, pumping station at Mlandizi, water transmission over 40 kms to Dar es Salaam city, construction of water reservoir at Kimara and rehabilitation of Kibamba reservoir. The project  is supplying water to over 7,00,000 people in several localities of Dar es Salaam including Kibamba, Kimara, Mlandizi, Tanita, Mbezi, Kibaha and Dar es Salaam.

President of Tanzania H.E. Dr. John Magufuli, High Commissioner of India, and Minister of Water & Irrigation attended the inauguration ceremony on completion of the augmentation of water supply project for Dar es Salaam on 21 June 2017. Prime of India H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi shared a message on the ocassion of the completion of the project work at Mlandizi.

Message from Prime Minister on completion of Upper Ruvu water project - please click

Tanzanian State House press release on Upper Ruvu water project (excerpts) - please click

President of Tanzania and High Commissioner at the inauguration of ceremony on completion of the augmentation of water supply project for Dar es Salaam (21 June 2017)

Second phase of augmentation of water supply in Chalinze region of Tanzania involves building water treatment, transmission and supply facilities from Wami River in Chalinze region. A consortium of Overseas Infrastructure Alliance and Pratibha Industries Ltd is implementing this phase. The last phase involves the expansion of Dar es Salaam water distribution network (Changyanikeni, Bunju, Wazo, Salasala and Bagamoyo) by M/s Jain Irrigation System Ltd.

Aerial view of the water pumping station at Ruvu bank

Water treatment facility at Mlandezi before transmission to Dar es Salaam

Aerial view of Kibamba reservoir

Aerial view of Kimara reservoir

Supply of tractors and agricultural equipment

About 1846 tractors and other agricultural equipment (pumps, farm equipment) were supplied by Escorts, India under a Line of Credit of US$ 40 million agreed in 2010.

Delivery of tractors & agricultural equipment being received by the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr. Mizengo Pinda and Indian High Commissioner, Mr. K.V. Bhagirath (Oct. 2010)

Transport vehicles for the Ministry of Defence of Tanzania

723 trucks and other vehicles were supplied by Ashok Leyland of India to the Tanzanian People's Defence Force (TPDF) in 2013 under a Line of Credit of US$ 36.56 million. These vehicles have been deployed across Tanzania and used by Tanzanian peace-keeping forces abroad.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence & National Service with Sumbawanga Regional Authorities at a ceremony to deploy Ashok Leyland vehicles to transport grains (2014)

Water supply project for Tabora, Igunga, Nzega and about 90 villages

Under a Line of Credit of US$268.35 million, implementation of water supply projects for the towns of Tabora, Igunga, Nzega and about 90 villages in Western Tanzania is underway w.e.f. July 2017. WAPCOS of India is the Project Management Consultant. The project will be implemented by M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited, L&T Constructions/Sriram EPC and Afcons Infrastructure Limited/SMC Infrastructure Private Limited over a 30-months timeframe. President of Tanzania H.E. Dr. John Pombe Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the project in Tabora town on 24 July 2017.

President of Tanzania Dr. John Magufuli, High Commissioner, Minister of Water & Irrigation and First Lady Mama Janet Magufuli at the foundation stone ceremony for commencement of works in Tabora

Minister of Water & Irrigation and High Commissioner with representatives of companies at Tabora

Supply of vehicles for the Ministry of Home Affairs of Tanzania

In October 2015, first consignment was delivered out of a total of 777 vehicles and spares to be supplied by Ashok Leyland of India under a Buyers' credit of US$29.60 million.

H.E. Mr. Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of Tanzania inspecting the first consignment of Ashok Leyland vehicles at Dar es Salaam (Oct 2015)

Rehabilitation and improvement of water supply system in Zanzibar

During the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Tanzania on 10 July 2016, India and Tanzania signed an agreement for LOC of US $92 million for rehabilitation and improvement of water supply system in Zanzibar. Selection of the agency/company to undertake the project report is underway.

Agreement for rehabilitation and improvement of water supply system in Zanzibar (July 2016)