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Development Partnership


India has a longstanding and healthy development partnership with Tanzania based on mutual understanding and respect, and sense of genuine partnership drawing on 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 IT, 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 cooperation 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. Tanzania is presently one of the largest beneficiaries of training slots allocated under ITEC/SCAAP programmes. These courses pertain to areas such as management skills, human resources planning, IT, entrepreneurship development, managing water resources, fluid dynamics, energy, English language, etc. In the year April 2015- March 2016, over 300 ITEC training slots have been offered to Tanzania.

Ms. Jacquiline S. Lemnge from Tanzania along with other ITEC course participants at NABARD in Chandigarh (Aug/Sept 2015 )


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).


India gifted two raw cashewnut processing plants at Mtwara and Dar es Salaam in 2002. 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. There have been support grants to Tanzania during disasters and difficulties such as the drought of May 2004.

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 P. Mafuguli and Prime Minister Mr. Kassim Majaliwa at the State House in Dar es Salaam

ICT Centre of Excellence at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology

An India-Tanzania Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 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.

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

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

Laboratory equipment to Zanzibar

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.

ICT Centre for Excellence at NM-AIST Arusha

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.

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


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 involves drawing water from the Ruvu river, establishing water treatment plant at Mlandezi, and rehabilitating Kibamba reservoir, which is being implemented by VA TECH WABAG and MEGHA Engineering Ltd., was completed in August 2016. 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 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

Pipe-laying work at Kibamba

Aerial view of Kibamba reservoir

Supply of tractors and agricultural equipment

In October 2010, the first consignment of about 1846 tractors and other agricultural equipment (pumps, farm equipment) was supplied by Escorts, India under a Line of Credit of US$ 40 million. The supplies were received by the then Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr. Mizengo Pinda.

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 Authoritie at a ceremony to deploy Ashok Leyland vehicles to transport grains (2014)

Extension of Lake Victoria pipeline to Tabora, Igunga and Nzega

A Line of Credit of US$268.35 million has been extended for the extension of Lake Victoria pipeline to the towns of Tabora, Igunga and Nzega in Western Tanzania. WAPCOS of India is the Project Management Consultant which is concluding the detailed Project Report that will be followed by the construction activities.

MOU on extension of Lake Vitoria pipeline signed in the presence of the Prime Minister of India and the President of Tanzania at New Delhi (June 2015)

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. Remaining supplies are expected in the coming months.

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.

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