May 16, 2022

Tanzania: China is Financing Construction of New $40 Million Library at University of Dar es Salaam

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new library took place last week.

From All Africa:

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is undergoing mega-infrastructural transformations that include construction of state-of-the-art modern library to accommodate over 800,000 books to be more globally competitive.

Doubling as a public library and resource centre, the library will have the capacity to host 6,000 people, a conference room and Confucius Centre that can accommodate 2,100 and 500 people respectively. The project is financed by China at a grant of 40 million US dollars (about 90bn/-).


The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, on her part acknowledged the government’s commitment to support the construction of the library, saying it was a top priority towards the country’s industrial economy process.

Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing, expressed his country’s continued support to Tanzania, saying the two countries have been friends for over 50 years.

See Also: Images from Groundbreaking Ceremony (via UDSM)

See Also: Coverage from China’s State-Run Xinuha News


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