The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tanzania has launched the Star City integrated township project in Morogoro, Easter Tanzania.
The project will incorporate various commercial, industrial and housing options as well as recreational venues and public amenities.
Start City will be located in the newly established Tungi Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which will be the largest SEZ Project with a total site of 10,620 acres, according to Contitrades, which will be collaborating in Tungi Estate.
Joseph Simbakalia, Director General of EPZA explained that the city will be divided into 3 development sectors according to the existing site conditions: an Eco-Living (South Star), Logistic Hub (Central Star) and University Town (North Star).
Star Infrastructure Development (T) Limited, the company developing the project, has already received the developer license from the Tanzania Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA).
Yogesh Manek, Chairman of Star Infrastructure Development (T) Limited and of MAC Group, with operations in Tanzania and across Africa, indicated that start-up phase of the project has an initial capital outlay of TZS140b.
Manek forecasts to complete Phase-1 by 2025 and the rest of the phases by 2040 and 2050 respectively.
Tungi is located within the urban limits of Morogoro City, 160Kms from Dar-es-salaam city and close to the Dar es Salaam to Dodoma Highway.
Charles Mwijage, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment said that the project “will contribute in the turn-around of the economic fortunes of Morogoro region”.
At the launch of the project the Regional Commissioner for Morogoro, Steven Kabwe, called for more investors to consider the Tungi Special Economic Zone.
The Government of Tanzania established SEZs in 2006 to promote economic growth, export earnings and employment creation as well as attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and Domestic Direct Investment (DDI).
Companies operating in SEZs enjoy tax holidays and other business incentives.