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Tanzania LNG Has The Potential To Create Thousands of Jobs


Tanzania’s planned liquefied natural gas export project is a huge boost for the economy.

The consortium of large multinational firms (Shell, UK independent Ophir , Singapore-based Pavilion Energy, Exxon Mobil, and Norway’s Equinor, formerly Statoil ) that owns part of the LNG Canada project to be built on the Lind region, Southern part of Tanzania

The project is in the planning phase, the construction will begin once the final investment decision (FID) reached.
The entire project will cost about $20 billion.

LNG has a lot of Massive Benefit To Offer
Some people say that we can fuel our economic benefits simply on industries like agriculture and tourism.

In spite the truth that such industries are key driver for our economy growth. But they are not enough to support the future of our economy.

said it before and I will say it again, depend solely on LNG to secure our economic future is wrong. But I strongly believe that LNG has a significant benefit to our economy.

Consider this estimate as an example. Build LNG plant by 2020 could create 7800 jobs over four to five year construction period. And 15,000 jobs when the LNG plant is operational,

The LNG benefits Beyond Jobs
In addition to jobs, the government will collect revenue through a tax paid by investors. According to financial times, the project will bring in $2 to $3 billion for Tanzania each year

Also, procurement of goods and services from the local suppliers will improve the locally- based economy

So what needs to happen to make the LNG reality in Tanzania?
There should be a meaningful agreement between the host country and cosntrium of multinational oil firm (Shell, UK independent Ophir, and Singapore-based Pavilion Energy, Exxon Mobil and Norway’s Equionor, formerly Statoil ) who are seeking the huge offshore natural gas reserves through LNG.

They don’t need to run a series of meetings where investors tell the host government what they are going to do in Tanzania land. But they should treat the host government as a real partner by offering real economic benefits that are win-win to both party involved.


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Updated: October 4, 2018 — 12:22 PM
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