28 June 2012

Tanzania: Transport Resource Centre Established

RESEARCHERS in the transport sector now have a wider room of expanding knowledge on their topics of interest, thanks to establishment of a National Transport Resource Centre.

The National Institute of Transport (NIT) Rector, Dr Zacharia Mganilwa, said in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday that the institute has also installed an e-library with a fastest internet welcoming researchers to visit the centre.

"We are a sole institute in the country dealing with imparting knowledge and researching on the transport sector and the fact that this sector needs improvements to accommodate the fastest growing industry, I find this resource centre useful," he said.

Dr Mganilwa who was speaking during an event to hand over books on transport related fields by the Kuhne Foundation of Switzerland worth 10m/- to NIT noted that the institute has latest books."Outsiders are not required to register with us, all they have to do is to introduce themselves to our librarians and they will be allowed to have access to the centre," he said.

Commenting on the donated books which were handed over by the Kuhne Project Manager, Ms Jennifer Schwarz, Dr Mganilwa noted that the books would also help in improving the teachings of various new courses introduced by the institute.The introduced courses include Logistics and Transport Management, Air Transport Management, Shipping and Ports Management and Travel and Tourism Management.

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