Dar es Salaam. Local companies will be given priorities to operate businesses and operational services on the commercial section of the terminal 3 of the Julius Nyerere International Airport, the National Economic Empowerment Council (Neec) has revealed.
The Executive Secretary of the Council, Ms Beng'iIssa told a news conference on Monday July 22, 2019 that foreign companies will provide services in very few areas which need special skills or capital that locals cannot afford.
“There will be 58 businesses at the JNIA terminal III. Foreigners are allowed to participate in only two of them and the rest will be operated by local companies,” she noted.
The businesses are categorized into three such as retails, provision of services and operating machines.
“No foreigner will be given a license to open a shop, canteen or providing cleaning services at the airport. However, they can compete with locals in ground and operating machines,” she added.
She, therefore, called for the local traders and service providers to learn the procedures of acquiring government tenders and the procurement laws.
“I need to remind Tanzanians to put in mind that JNIA terminal III will be operating at international standards, so they need to provide quality services,” she insisted.
According to her, during the construction of the terminal III, more than 75 per cent of the labour force was provided by Tanzanians.
In another development Neec is currently preparing a national database that will list all companies or service providers with their details at the council.
The database, according to her, will help the main implementers of national development projects to easily access them when needed.
“Currently, the consultancy is preparing a model of formulating the database. Through it, we will be able to know the number of local companies and service providers with their capacities,” she said.
She added that, when the main contractors need the consultant or service providing companies, they will pick from the database.