Dar as Salaam. The Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers (AOTGS) and their Ugandan counterparts on Wednesday, September 13, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation during implementation of crude oil pipeline project from Hoima in Uganda to the coast city of Tanga in Tanzania.
Speaking before the event, the ATOGS vice-president, Mr Abdulsamad Abdulrahim said their cooperation aimed to benefit people of the two countries and meet the expectations of leaders of both countries.
"Both presidents target to have 10,000 of their citizens employed during the implementation of the project. Our cooperation aims to ensure dreams of the presidents come true," he said.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGOS), Mr Emmanuel Mugarula, said members of the two associations would be cooperating in various activities including logistics, transportation, human resource trainings, recruitment and many others.
"A transportation company from Uganda contracted to undertake a transportation job from Dar es Salaam Port to Uganda can deliberate with colleagues in Uganda and exchange consignments on the border and share revenue," he said.
The construction of the longest heated pipeline project in the world is expected to commence in 2018. Currently, it's in an initial stage.