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Cablegate: Formal Request for Usg Air Shipment of Caterpillar Generators

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UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 000113

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E JTREADWELL; INR/RAA: FEHERENRIECH
STATE PASS TO USAID, USTDA

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG ECON ETRD MCC PGOV EPET EAID TZ
SUBJECT: FORMAL REQUEST FOR USG AIR SHIPMENT OF CATERPILLAR GENERATORS
FOR ZANZIBAR

REFS: (A) Dar es Salaam 108 and previous

1. As anticipated in Reftel, the Government of Zanzibar sent
the Mission a formal assistance request as follows.

2. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the
Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) presents its
compliments to the Embassy of United States of America in
Tanzania for the endured support including on the above
subject. I have the honour to refer you to the meeting held at
the Royal Norwegian Embassy offices in Dar Es Salaam on 21st
January 2010 where it was agreed that separate formal requests
for financial support be submitted by the RGoZ to each
interested development partner supported with (i) draft
purchase agreement between ZECO and the supplier, MIS MANTRAC
Tanzania Ltd; (ii) details of the mode of operations of the
Rural Electrification Project's PMU; and, (iii) the revised
project implementation schedule.

3. Unfortunately, the negotiations between ZECO and MANTRAC
have taken longer than initially anticipated. However, I am
now delighted to inform you that the duo have reached a firm
understanding.

4. I therefore attach herewith the draft agreement between
ZECO and MANTRAC, with signed letter of acceptance, and other
documents as agreed. You will notice that the implementation
schedule has two options depending upon availability of
support from other sources for financing the airlifting.

5. As you are aware, several development partners, including
Norway, Sweden and UK (DfID), have pledged, as a consortium,
to support this endeavour. The United States promised to
consider assisting in airlifting of the generator sets from
Belgium to Dar Es Salaam.

6. By this letter, therefore, we formally request the USA
Embassy to assist in airlifting the 32 units of generator sets
from Belgium to Oar Es Salaam with a view to expedite their
installation and commissioning so as to assist in relieving
the impact of the ensuing power crisis in Zanzibar and provide
ack-up thereafter. It is my hope that the documentation
herewith attached suffices for processing of our request for
support on this crucial matter.

7. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the
Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar uses this opportunity to
renew to the Embassy of the United States of America in
Tanzania the assurances of its highest consideration.

8. Yours Sincerely,Khamis M. Omar,Principal Secretary,Ministry
of Finance and Economic Affairs, Zanzibar.

9. C.C. Hon. Mansour Y. Himid, Minister for Water, Construction,
Energy and Lands, Zarlzibar. Principal Secretary, Ministry of Water,

Construction, Energy and Lands, Zanzibar.

DIMENSION AND DETAILS OF THE 32 UNITS - GENERATORS
--------------------------------------------- -----

10. The location of the major equipment as follows:
Generators: 32 Units Caterpillar XQ1 000 (20ft container size)
L(6.058m) x W(2.47m) x H(2.90m) WEIGHT(15,240kg). All 32 units
are stock at DHL Antwerp -Belgium as below address 16 units
Transformers: L(2m) x W(1.95m) x H(1.8m) WEIGHT(6,000kg). A11 16
units are currently in our warehouse in UK can be either collected
from UK or can be shipped by truck and consolidated with the
generators to be all picked up from Antwerp Belgium.

LENHARDT

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