Tanzania: NIT inks EIA deal with TRES for JNIA, KIA projects

NIT Rector, Prof Zacharia Mganilwa (L) and TRES Consult (T) Limited Managing Director Bashiru Abdul exchange documents after the two organisations sign Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) pact. (Photo: By Our Photographer)

The National Institute of Transport (NIT) has signed an agreement with TRES Consult (T) Limited to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in a proposed construction of NIT’s Center of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations buildings and facilities at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The NIT’s construction projects at JNIA and KIA is funded by World Bank under the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP).

Speaking at the signing ceremony held in Dar es Salaam recently, NIT Rector, ProfZachariaMganilwa said: “We are confident with TRES Consult (T) Limited that they will properly conduct environmental impact assessments to our proposed projects at JNIA and KIA.”

On his part, NIT Deputy Rector-Academic, Research and Consultancy Dr. Prosper Mgayainsists: “We deliberately believe that TRES Consult (T) Limited will complete the work given on time so as to pave a way for other activities under the project to continue as planned.”

Speaking at the sideline of the signing ceremony, Center of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations (CoEATO)’s Center Manager at NIT Abubakar  Noor said: “ After the Environment Impact Assessments, we are planning to construct four buildings, two at JNIA and the other two at KIA.”

NIT Rector, Prof Zacharia Mganilwa (3RD-L) and TRES Consult (T) Limited Managing Director Bashiru Abdul (1ST-R) display documents after the two organisations sign the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) pact. Others are NIT Deputy Rector-Academic, Research and Consultancy Dr. Prosper Mgaya (1st –L) and NIT legal Officer Fabian Kisuka (2nd-L).  (Photo: By Our Photographer)

Noor pointed out that the buildings which will include aircraft hangars will give good experience training to students who are now undertaking aircraft engineering courses so as to increase the number of experts in a move to cover the big gap that the nation is currently facing.

TRES Consult (T) Limited Managing Director BashiruHassani said: “We are promising to undertake this work accordingly with the agreement that we have signed here. Our Company is dully certified and registered by the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) as Firm of Environmental Experts that is entitled to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Audits (EA) of development projects in mainland Tanzania.”

He added: “TRES Consult (T) Limited was born out of a desire to provide high quality and cost-effective consulting, specialist training as well as research services in the fields of environmental planning and management; occupational health and safety and quality management system.”

“TRES Consult (T) Limited works to provide developers in Tanzania with high-quality environmental assessments that contribute to informed decision making, in support of sustainable development.

“Our clients, therefore, have the advantage of securing fully-fledged services which are professionally undertaken and quality assurance ensured to meet the national and international standards,” he observed.

Hassani has further said since its formation, TRES Consult (T) Limited has completed environmental audit (EA) and environmental assessment (EIA) studies in more than 300 projects with considerable success.

“The numbers do not consider projects undertaken by individual consultants prior to joining TRES Consult (T) Limited. For over a decade TRES Consultants have conducted environmental impact assessments (EIA) in an expanding range of sectors including the manufacturing industries, infrastructure development, Livestock development, oil and gas industry, Mining Industries, Water and Sanitation, tourism, aquaculture and fisheries,” he said.

He noted: “Our firm serves its Clients and general public by helping to eliminate or reduce a project’s potential effects on the environment. Project-by-project and step-by-step, environmental assessment helps to make wise choices about our environment.”

He concludes:  “TRES Consult (T) Limited mission is to understand client’s needs and develop effective solution, which satisfy their requirements and serve to meet their challenges. TRES is committed to delivering reliable creative solutions and superior service to all clients.”