IN a bid to expand services to many parts of the country, Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) has commissioned a project to construct a building valued at 1.2bn/- at Madungu, Chakechake, Pemba Islands.
The Head of Technical Department at the company, Mr Jothan Lujara told journalists in Pemba recently that the company had ventured into the project as a way of strengthening its position in the Isles and improve services to customers.
"We have been renting for a long time, this building will help cut costs and assure us of permanent offices here," he said.
He said 1.1bn/- had been set aside for a contractor while 93m/- has been set aside for a consultant. "The whole cost for a one storey building is being financed by TTCL," he noted.
According to Mr Lujara, after the bidding process, MS Quality Building Contractors Limited won as a contractor while MS Inter Consult Ltd won to work as a project consultant.
It is expected that the construction will take eight months to complete and be commissioned at the end of February next year.
The South Pemba Regional Commissioner, Mr Juma Kasim Tindwa, hailed the move, saying that it would help to strengthen telecommunication services in the Isles.
While presenting them with documents to signal official beginning of the project, Mr Tindwa called upon the contractor to do a quality job and on time.
He stressed that quality job and timely completion is some of the virtues that contribute to a good contractor.
He said that he believes the completion of the building will boost the morale of the workers.