IEF vows to promote engineering profession

THE Institution of Engineers in Tanzania (IEF) has vowed to continue supporting the government efforts in promoting engineering profession in the country.

A  Council member of the Institution of Engineers in Tanzania Eng Makulilo Kassera revealed that on Wednesday when briefing journalists about the international conference scheduled for next month in Arusha.

He said his institution will conduct various seminars and workshops, visiting government projects as well as organizing various international conferences with the aim of sharpening their skills.

Eng Kassera said that more than 1,000 engineers from various regions in the country are expected to take part in the three- day conference which will run from December 1 to 3rd this year.

The meeting aims at advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the engineering and technology in the framework of climatic change adaptation approach.

Eng Kassera further said that the conference will also be attended by participants from Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria and others.

He added that since the institution is a non-governmental organization, it focuses on supporting   efforts done by the government through the Ministry of Works and Transport in formulating and monitoring of policies on works, construction, transport and their implementation.

He said that the institution has established 16 branches in the regions to facilitate the implementation of its responsibilities.

Due to the successful cooperation he elaborated, 3500 engineers in the city have been registered through the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

On another hand , he added that, the institution is estimated to have a total of 4,644 members, of which 30 percent are corporate members, 50 percent are graduate members, 18 affiliate members and a total of 920 are student members from various colleges in the country and among them approximately 285 are women.

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