Tanzania’s government has given thumps up to the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline also known as the Uganda–Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline, a 1,445km (897 miles) project stretching from the coastal region of Tanga to Uganda.
The country’s Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani said that the negotiation process that started since May 2017 has been completed.
“This paves the way for the start of the $3.55bn (£2.5bn) pipeline,” the minister said.
The project which is intended to transport crude oil from Uganda’s oil fields to the Port of Tanga, Tanzania on the Indian Ocean is expected to provide between 10,000 and 15,000 jobs once it starts.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan made her first foreign trip last week, as she traveled to Uganda to oversee the signing of the agreement with her Ugandan counterpart.
TOS News gathered that once the project is completed, it will be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world.