24 June, 2022
Source : TCAA

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has signed a contract with Jotron AS of Norway worth Euro 6,865,502 equivalent to Tanzanian shilling 16.7 billion, for the procurement of Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio communication systems in the country.

The event was graced by DG TCAA, Hamza Johari and Mr. Nenad Jankovic as Jotron AS representative, where by Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) will procure VHF Radio Communication systems for the following sites and their locations in the brackets namely: Matogoro (Ruvuma), Kaluwe (Mbeya), Lokisale (Arusha), Gairo (Morogoro), Kasulu (Kigoma), Nambunga (Mtwara), Nyamanyama (Kagera) and Mwisi (Tabora). 

Other areas are Ngoli (Dodoma), Mchakaini (Pemba), Ndisso- Sitalike (Katavi), Mugumu Town ecosystem (Mara), Kwenjugo (Tanga), Oldean Malanja (Arusha), Mwaseni (Pwani), Muganza (Mwanza), Kitulo (Songwe) and Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) (Dar es Salaam).

Speaking during the event DG Johari insisted that, the particular contract is vital, because upon its completion it will enhance communication systems as well as safety in the civil aviation industry in the country.

The radio systems will be part of the planned continued improvement of VHF voice radio communication within Dar es Salaam Flight Information Region (DAR FIR) by replacing VHF relay stations and installing Area Control Centre (ACC), Approach and Tower backup for Dar es Salaam together with all ancillary equipment. 

This involves installing VHF radio communication together with all ancillary equipment for airports in Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Tanga, Kigoma, Arusha, Dodoma, Tabora, Pemba and Mtwara regions