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Tanzania Improves Communications Link Between Mainland and Zanzibar

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Tanzania's government has switched on a new microwave link designed to improve communications between the mainland and the island of Zanzibar.

The link supplements one from the main landline operatore, TTCL and was funded at a cost of USD1.6 million with support from Japan.

"We are now sure of effective communication in Zanzibar," the Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa at the inaugeration of the link.

"With this new link, people of Zanzibar will now communicate without hurdles," he said, adding that the project has been successfully completed.

Construction of the link started last year.

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