EU hands over 1.9bn/- worth of vehicles to REA

DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania has received a total of 21 vehicles worth 1.9bn/- from the European Union (EU) for the facilitation of Rural Energy Agency (REA) projects. For the agency to fulfill its rural electrification projects, an additional eight vehicles are needed.

Upon receiving the vehicles in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, Deputy Minister for Energy Judith Kapinga thanked the EU for their continued efforts in supporting various government projects. She directed REA officials to make good use of the delivered vehicles for the development of citizens.

“This is not the first time for the European Union to support us… They have been supporting us in various projects, including the Ifakara cooling station,” the deputy minister said.

On his side, the European Union Ambassador in Tanzania, Cedric Merej, expressed the Union’s optimism that the support will enable REA’s services to reach at least 30 percent of citizens living in rural areas.

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