The government has called on private sector players to invest in aviation industry in expanding and modernising the sector’s infrastructure.
The call was made on Tuesday, September 19, by the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa.
He was speaking at the opening of the two-day National Civil Aviation Forum which brought together stakeholders to discuss how to develop the sector.
Prof Mbarawa said the government was in need of investors who would invest in modernisation and expansion of airport infrastructures.
Most of the country's airports demand modernisation and expansion to accommodate more aircrafts, according to Prof Mbarawa.
"We can't do much unless we work together with serious investors from the private sector," he warned.
"I don't need investors who are coming to my office and talk too much but rather those who are action-oriented with interests of taking the country's aviation industry to the next level," he added.
Meanwhile, he said Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) terminal three would be open in September next year.
Once the terminal starts operations, the Dar es Salaam-based airport will be attracting 6.4 million passengers per year compared with 2.5 million attracted by JNIA (terminal two).