The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), the entity in charge of promoting conservation of natural resources and tourism in Ngorongoro crater, has recently started construction works of the Jakaya Kikwete Ngorongoro Tower in Arusha’s city center, northern Tanzania.
The tower is meant to be the tallest building in the city with its planned 18 story at a total investment of TZS 43 billion funded by NCAA.
The company in charge of the tower’s construction, Catic International Engineering Limited, the Tanzanian subsidiary of the state-owned China National Aero-technology International Engineering Corporation (CATIC-ENG) engaged with international engineering contracting, overseas real estate, and trade and labor services.
The tower is planned to be a one-stop shopping center where customers will find business and health centres, commercial banks’ branches, restaurants, a high class hotel and retail shops when it is completed in November 2016.
The investment will be a good source of income not only for the NCAA, but also for the government since it will support job creation for local residents, explained NCAA Board Chairperson, Ambassador Mwanaidi Maajar.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area generates an income of TZS 55 billion per year thanks to the 600,000 tourist arrivals.