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Tanzania opens Chinese-built military training centre

07 February 2018

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli officially opened a new Chinese-funded Comprehensive Training Centre (CTC) on 6 February in a ceremony attended by Chinese ambassador Wang Ke.

President John Magufuli poses with commandos during the opening of the new Chinese-built Comprehensive Training Centre on 6 February. (Office of the President (Tanzania))President John Magufuli poses with commandos during the opening of the new Chinese-built Comprehensive Training Centre on 6 February. (Office of the President (Tanzania))

Magufuli’s office released a statement saying the CTC was constructed in the Mapinga area of Bagamoya district with the support of China’s People’s Liberation Army and TZS67.87 billion (USD30 million) and will be used to provide modern training to the Tanzanian People’s Defence Force (TPDF).

It said the president witnessed training at the centre that included an amphibious landing and counter-terrorism operations.

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