The United Republic of Tanzania President’s Office – Planning Commission – published this month the country’s National Five Year Development Plan for the period 2011/12-2015/16.
Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete presented the Development Plan first in 2011, aimed at implementing Tanzania Development Vision 2025.
This Plan is the first in a series of three Five Year Development Plans, which aim at transforming Tanzania into a middle-income country by 2025.
Five core priorities have been targeted under the Plan’s strategy to unleash Tanzania’s latent growth potentials. They include:
(i) Infrastructure, and in particular large investments in energy, transport infrastructure (port, railway, roads, air transport), water and sanitation and ICT;
(ii) Agriculture, focusing on the transformation of agriculture for food self-sufficiency and export, development of irrigation particularly in selected agricultural corridors, and high value crops including horticulture, floriculture, spices, vineyards etc.;
(iii) Industrial development specifically targeting industries that use locally produced raw materials such as textiles, fertiliser, cement, coal, iron and steel, as well as development of special economic zones, using public-private partnerships;
(iv) Human capital and skills development, with an emphasis on science, technology and innovation; and
(v) Tourism, trade and financial services.
The Plan is available on the Tanzania Government website following this link: http://www.tanzania.go.tz/pdf/FYDP-2012-07-26.pdf