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Tanzania to build new conference center in Das-es-Salaam

Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Prof. Aldof Mkenda

Source: IPP Media

The government is planning to construct a biggest and modern conference facility to accommodate big international conferences as one of tourism products.

The international conference facility to be constructed in Dar es Salam will attract many international conferences and tourists.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Prof. Aldof Mkenda made the statement at the National Museum when inspecting different tourism attractions for the prominent SADC delegations that plan to visit the Museum.

Prof Mkenda said conference tourism was one of tourism products that attract many tourists at one moment.

“We want to have a bigger and modern conference facility which will attract international conferences such as World Health Organisation, World Trade Organisation, African Union and many others” he said adding that such meetings will attract many tourists in our country”.

The Firth Phase Government has completed construction of Third Terminal building at Julius Nyerere International Airport with the capacity of handling over six million passengers per year; he said adding that the government has also facilitated ATC to operate effectively including to have international routes.

“All these are enabling environment in the conference tourism that will need people to travel for the conferences and tourism,” he said.

He gave an example of a country like Rwanda that has a bigger conference centre which attracts international conferences and tourists.