Tanzania: India Hands Over 679 Military, Rescue Vehicles to TPDF

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    INDIA has handed over 679 vehicles to the government of Tanzania under an agreement signed between the two countries in January last year.

    The vehicles -- to be used for military purposes, rescue and peace keeping operations -- were purchased from Ashok Leyland through the Exim Bank of India on a credit issued by the Indian government.

    Speaking during the handing over ceremony held in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Minister of Defence and National Services, Shamsi Vuai Nahodha, said the vehicles will help solve the shortage of transport in the ministry. "The vehicles have come at the right time.

    Indeed, they will help us solve the problem of transport shortage," he said. Up to now, the ministry has received a total of 591 vehicles and 16 containers of spare parts. The Minister said that the remaining 88 vehicles will be received by the end of September.

    "India has also provided additional four ambulances as a gift to strengthen health care in the army as well as civilians," he said adding that Ashok Leyland also granted three sets of workshop tools to improve maintenance capability in the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF).

    On the other hand, the Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania Debnath Shaw said his government has provided the ambulances to help improve health services in the ministry.

    "Apart from that the gift is designed to improve and consolidate the cooperation between Tanzania and India," he said.

    allAfrica.com: Tanzania: India Hands Over 679 Military, Rescue Vehicles to TPDF
     
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