Tanzania to host crucial Energy Sector Symposium at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, The United Republic of Tanzania will host a crucial ‘Tanzania Energy Symposium’ as part of a series of national day celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai this weekend. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan will inaugurate the event.

The symposium will take place on 27th February under the theme ‘Promoting Tanzania as East Africa’s Energy Hub’. Hosted by the Tanzania Ministry of energy, it will bring together NOCs, IOCs, investors, financiers, traders, EPC+F, developers, governments, and agencies to showcase investment opportunities in this fast-growing nation.

Ahead of the symposium, January Y. Makamba, Tanzanian Minister of Energy, said, “Tanzania is strategically located to serve East and Central Africa, and we are determined to make this desire a reality. One way of doing so is by attracting high calibre investors in the energy sector, where we have potential to meet the growing energy demand within the region and abroad, through projects such as LNG.”

Minister Makamba, together with the technical team at the symposium, will present opportunities and spearhead discussions on investment, financing and strategy in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas projects; petroleum supply and storage infrastructure; electricity generation; transmission and distribution; rural electrification; and renewable energies.

The symposium will culminate with Tanzania’s national day weekend festivities in and around the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will stage a special celebration on Saturday, 26th February.

The Tanzania pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is themed around building a favourable environment for industries to thrive, including how the country aims to achieve its vision of becoming a trading hub that connects Africa to the world.

Source: Emirates News Agency